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    Three Detained Over Case of Killing of Paris Police Officer, Wife

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    Three people have been detained over links to the killer of a Paris police officer and his wife, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Monday evening, a man stabbed a 42-year-old police commander and took his wife and child hostage at their house in the Paris northwestern suburb of Magnanville. The wife was murdered but the child was rescued. The murderer, identified as Larossi Abballa, was killed by riot police.

    "Three people of Abballa’s entourage are currently under police custody, men of 27, 29 and 43 years of age," Francois Molins told a press conference as quoted by Le Monde newspaper.

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