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.
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.