The Tunisian assailant who killed three people at a church in France has tested positive for COVID-19 , which could further delay his questioning, a source close to the inquiry said Tuesday.
Brahim Issaoui , 21 , remains hospitalized after being shot several times by police after the knife rampage at Nice ’ s Notre- Dame basilica on Thursday.
“ He hasn ’ t yet been questioned, his prognosis remains uncertain , ” another inquiry source told AFP late Monday.
Issaoui , who was known to Tunisian police for violence and drug offenses , arrived in France only last month , having first crossed the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Italian media reports say he was initially placed in quarantine with nearly 400 other migrants aboard a ferry boat , before being allowed to disembark at Bari on October 9.
Investigators have since determined he arrived in Nice on October 27 , just two days before the church attack.
One woman had her throat cut and a church employee was also fatally stabbed inside the church , while another woman managed to flee but later died of her wounds.