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Paris Gunman’s Alleged Arms Supplier Arrested in Spain

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FILE - Amedy Coulibaly, killed by police after taking hostages at a Paris kosher market, appears in a video posted online by militants two days later, on Jan. 11, 2015. Spanish police have arrested a man suspected of supplying Coulibaly with a gun.

FILE - Amedy Coulibaly, killed by police after taking hostages at a Paris kosher market, appears in a video posted online by militants two days later, on Jan. 11, 2015. Spanish police have arrested a man suspected of supplying Coulibaly with a gun.

A man suspected of selling a gun to the perpetrator of a deadly January 2015 attack on a Paris kosher market has been arrested, the Spanish Interior Ministry announced Wednesday.

The ministry statement said 27-year-old Antoine Denive, originally from the northern French town of Sainte Catherine, was arrested on a European warrant Tuesday in the small Spanish coastal town of Rincon de la Victoria.

Denive is suspected of selling a firearm to Amedy Coulibaly, who opened fire on a kosher supermarket in Paris just days after the attacks on the offices of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine. He killed a policewoman and four other people before police shot him dead.

FILE - Flowers and messages in tribute to the victims of last year's January attacks are seen in front of the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket at the Porte de Vincennes in Paris, France, Jan. 6, 2016.

FILE - Flowers and messages in tribute to the victims of last year's January attacks are seen in front of the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket at the Porte de Vincennes in Paris, France, Jan. 6, 2016.

Devine fled France several weeks later for Malaga, Spain, where he allegedly continued illegal arms dealing under a false identity, according to the Spanish ministry.

Spain's high court said Wednesday that Devine denied selling arms to Coulibaly, but agreed to be extradited to France.

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