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.

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Alps police angry that image of arrested man leaked

The 48-year-old man could be involved in arms trafficking, a French prosecutor said.

In a press conference today, French police investigating the Alps murders expressed their anger that the above image of a 48-year-old man currently in custody had been leaked to the media.

He was a hunter who lived close to the scene of the crime and was known to have an interest in collecting WWII guns, the prosecutor said.

He was not abroad at the time of the killings and it would have been logistically possible, given his movements, to have been in the area when the murders were committed.

A Luger weapon found at his house was not the same as the one used to kill the al-Hilli family, the prosecutor said.

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