A second man was arrested in Nice in connection with the deadly knife attack. The 35-year-old is said to have had contact with the hitman.

A second man was arrested after the knife attack in Nice, which left three dead. The 35-year-old is suspected of having been to the suspect the day before the attack, the AFP news agency reported, citing judicial circles. He was taken into custody in Nice on Friday evening. On Thursday, detectives took a 47-year-old man into custody, who also allegedly had contact with the attacker the night before the crime.

A Tunisian who entered illegally on Thursday killed three people in Nice with a knife, according to investigators; two victims were found in the Notre-Dame church in the city center. The attacker was seriously injured by the police and taken to hospital. According to the information, he could not be interrogated until Friday evening. He had only entered France from Italy shortly before the crime.

Highest level of terror warning declared

France declared the highest level of terror warning after the attack. The French government announced on Friday that it would strengthen the protection of schools and places of worship.

Tunisian authorities are also investigating the suspect. Under the law of the country, any Tunisian involved in acts of terrorism, at home or abroad, will be prosecuted, a Tunisian judicial spokesman said. The aim is to determine whether the perpetrator may have had accomplices in Tunisia.

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