Report: Weapons found in arrested man's home

The man arrested in France has a motorcycle helmet similar to one in an e-fit issued by police, according to a French broadcaster. BFM claimed the man lived alone in the mountains and was found with arms in his home.

The sketch was released by French police in November.
The sketch was released by French police in November. Credit: Police Handout

In November, police released an image of a male motorcyclist they wanted to speak to in connection with the killings. at the time the helmet was said to be "very particular" and one of only a few thousand models worldwide.

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French police release man held over Alps murders

No charges are being brought against a man arrested in connection with the killing of Saad al-Hilli and his family, French prosecutors have said. The 48-year-old has been released from police custody.