Attack suspect was known to French authorities

January 9, 2015 11:45 PM

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PARIS — Amedy Coulibaly burst into French consciousness on Friday in a hail of bullets after he seized a kosher grocery store in eastern Paris. But he was well known to French authorities beforehand.

Coulibaly, 32, was born in 1982 in the Paris suburb of Juvisy-sur-Orge, the only boy in a Senegalese family including nine daughters, according to French media, citing pdolice reports.

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