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Christmas market reopens after Strasbourg attacker killed by police

Police speak with a man dressed as Santa as the market reopens in Strasbourg Credit: AP

The Christmas market in Strasbourg which came under attack from a gunman has reopened after the suspect was shot dead by police.

It came as a fourth person died from their injuries on Friday.

Some 12 others were injured in the attack on Tuesday, including four critically.

Two days later, French authorities cornered 29-year-old Chérif Chekatt in a warehouse in Strasbourg where he was killed during a shootout.

Chérif Chekatt was being hunted by police across the German/French border. Credit: AP

French and German authorities had engaged in a massive search to find him after he initially escaped.

The suspect, whose identity is yet to be confirmed, was found in the Neudorf neighborhood of the city armed with a knife and pistol, officials said.

Police carried out a raid on the Neudorf district of Strasbourg on Thursday. Credit: AP

More than 700 officers were deployed to find Chekatt, who possessed a long criminal record and had been flagged for extremism.

French authorities issued instructions for Chekatt to be caught "dead or alive".

The 29-year-old was said to have been wounded by a soldier when he carried out his attack on Tuesday.

He allegedly shouted "God is great" in Arabic and sprayed gunfire from a security zone near the popular Christmas market.

A terror investigation was opened soon after.

So far, five people have been arrested and remanded in custody in connection with the investigation, including Chekatt's parents and two of his brothers.

A man pays his respects to a victim of the Strasbourg shooting. Credit: AP
French authorities demanded Chekatt be caught 'dead or alive'. Credit: AP