The youngest of three suspected Islamist militant who attacked and killed 12 people at a satirical magazine on Wednesday has turned himself into police.
An official at the Paris prosecutor’s office said the suspect had turned himself in at a police station in Charleville-Mיziטres, some 230 kilometres northeast of Paris near the Belgium border.
According to reports, 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad decided to surrender himself to the police after seeing his name in social media.
Others still at large are the Kouachi brothers, Said, born in 1980 and Cherif, born in 1982, both from Paris.
The hooded attackers stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a weekly known for lampooning Islam and other religions, in the most deadly militant attack on French soil in decades.
The dead included co-founder Jean “Cabu” Cabut and editor-in-chief Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier.
It would be recalled that a firebomb attack gutted the old headquarters of Charlie Hebdo in November 2011 after it put an image of the Prophet Mohammad on its cover in what it described as a Shariah edition.