>> A man suspected of killing two women in Marseilles had been arrested and then released by police the day before the incident. The suspect, who stabbed his victims at the French city's main train station, was shot dead by a soldier.>>
> Paris public prosecutor Francois Molins on Monday saying that the attacker had seven different identities.
Among them, Ahmed H, born in 1987 in Tunisia. The man had shown a Tunisian passport when last stopped by police in the city of Leon on September 29th on suspicion of robbery. He was then released for lack of evidence the next day, 24 hours before Sunday's attack. Molins said none of the suspect's seven identities had thrown up any alert on French anti-terrorist checklists.
Authorities are now trying to establish his real name and the authenticity of the passport he used. Police sources said the suspect had shouted, Allahu Akbar, as he attacked the women in what officials described as a probable terrorist act. The militant Islamic state group claiming responsibility but not naming the assailant.
Molins did not confirm or deny any suspected involvement by Islamic state. In November 2015, 130 people were killed in Paris and last year a truck was driven into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the city of Nice, Killing 86 people and injuring schools more. Both of those attacks were also claimed by Islamic State.