Suspect in Brussels Jewish museum shooting charged with murder

The Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspect in the shooting deaths of four people (including an Israeli couple) at the Brussels-based Jewish Museum of Belgium in May, was charged with murder on Wednesday after being extradited back to Belgium by French authorities.

"Since his arrival, he has been interrogated by the counter-terrorism unit of the federal judiciary police of Brussels, as well as by the investigating judge," the Belgian federal prosecutor's office said, according to DPA.

"He has been charged with murder in a terrorist context and an arrest warrant has been delivered on his behalf," the office added.

Nemmouche, a 29-year-old dual French-Algerian national, has allegedly fought with jihadist terror groups in Syria. 

Posted on July 30, 2014 .