The man, aged 54, worked in the same transport company that the main suspect of the attack Friday morning on an industrial site near Lyon.
Macabre staging. The head of the victim of the attack Friday morning in an industrial site in Isère was found hanging on the fence of the local site targeted, along the provincial road RD111, several dozen meters from the body. According to the known elements, it was surrounded by two Islamist flags with Arabic inscriptions corresponding to the profession of faith.
The victim is an entrepreneur in the suburbs of Lyon, aged 54. The man was also the patron of Yassin Salhi, the prime suspect. He ran a transport business.
The two men were in the vehicle that was to make a delivery Friday morning at Air Products, a supplier of gas and chemical products that the suspect tried unsuccessfully to explode, said a close source. The owner of the transport company was killed before entering the vehicle on the Seveso classified industrial site.
The victim had a clearance to enter the site of the US company Air Products, located in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier. It is a vehicle of the company that the suspect was able to enter the enclosure, Seveso and access to which is subject to authorization.
This is the entrepreneur first person beheaded in France during a terrorist attack, a practice commonly used in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State group.