Third person arrested in France for Nice attack connection

Candles and flowers are seen near the Notre Dame church in tribute to the victims of a deadly knife attack in Nice, France, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A third man has been detained for questioning in connection with the knife attack on a church in the southern French city of Nice which left three people dead, a legal source said Saturday.

The man, 33, was present during a police search late Friday at the home of a second man suspected of having been in contact with the attacker, a young Tunisian, the source said.

“We are tyring to clarify what his role is in all this,” the source added.