The Austrian interior minister says the suspect in yesterday’s attack in Vienna, Kujtim Fejzulai, 20, had been on a de-radicalization program and had managed to secure an early release.
“The perpetrator managed to fool the de-radicalization program of the justice system, to fool the people in it, and to get an early release through this,” Karl Nehammer says.
Fejzulai, a dual Austrian and Macedonian national, was convicted of a terror offense in April last year for trying to travel to Syria.
He was sentenced to 22 months in prison, but was freed on parole in December.
— With AFP