The Latest: Cleric saw Abballa pray for hours before attack

June 14, 2016 1:52 PM

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A Frenchman identified as the killer of two police officials stayed at prayers so long at his neighborhood mosque the day of the attack that mosque employees had to make him leave. The rector of the small mosque said Larossi Abballa attended services rarely in recent months, but showed up to pray a few hours before the killings.

Rector Mohamed Droussi said Abballa was reading the Quran for a long time, and was the last one to leave. Droussi said, “I took the key and I said, ‘we are closing.”

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