The judge of the National Court Francisco de Jorge has issued a search and arrest warrant against the French citizen of Tunisian origin whom the Police considers the material author of the armed attack against the co-founder of Vox and former leader of the PP, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, perpetrated in Madrid on the 9th.
The magistrate, who last Friday sent a detainee in Lanjarón (Granada) to prison for attempted terrorist murder and released his partner, of British origin, and a third detainee in Fuengirola (Málaga) with precautionary measures, also agreed issue an international search and arrest warrant to achieve the arrest of this fourth suspect, legal sources have informed EFE.
The investigation, which has been declared secret, is open and the agents are now focusing their investigations on locating the whereabouts of Mehrez Ayari, 37, a Frenchman of Tunisian origin with multiple records in France, his country of residence, according to the National Police.
The agents do not rule out any hypothesis and are working on different lines of investigation within the operation named Tercio. What has been proven at the moment is the involvement of the detainees in the events by providing the material perpetrator of the attack with the necessary logistical support to carry out the "terrorist action", indicates the Police.
The judge of the National Court assumed this investigation since it may be a crime of terrorism due to the possibility that responsibility for the attack lies with an organization related to the Iranian regime.
According to the first investigations, the detainee in Fuengirola would be related to the motorcycle used in the attack and on which the shooter and the companion who was driving it fled.
As for the couple detained in Lanjarón, the clue that led the Police to them was the presence of a vehicle parked on a street where it should not have been parked: an esplanade that was being prepared to host the Agri-Food Fair and the Lanjarón honey. After the arrest of these suspects, it emerged that the Police were looking for a fourth suspect of Tunisian origin.
Vidal-Quadras, 78, was shot in the face around 1:30 p.m. on November 9, very close to his home, on Núñez de Balboa Street in Madrid. He himself informed the Police that the Tehran regime could be behind the shooting due to his relations with the opposition in this country. Last Thursday he was discharged from the Gregorio Marañón hospital, where he had been admitted since the attack.