Man arrested for alleged death threat against Jewish school in France
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A man who claimed to be the cousin of Mohammed Merah was arrested for allegedly making a threatening phone call to the French Jewish school where Merah killed four.
French police arrested a 20-year-old French national of Moroccan origin near Vesoul, a city in eastern France near Strasbourg, Reuters reported. According to the French Jewish community’s security service, SPCJ, the man called the Ohr Hatorah school in Toulouse on Sept. 16 and told a secretary, “I am Mohammed Merah’s cousin and I’m coming over tonight to kill you.”
In March 2012, Merah gunned down a rabbi and three children at the school, which changed its name from Ozar Hatorah after the attack.
The Reuters report did not say whether the suspect is in fact related to Merah, who was killed in a standoff with police three days after the shooting.
SPCJ said police have arrested several callers who threatened violence against the school following the shooting. — jta
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