Spain: French gunman traveled to Madrid before attacking

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Posted: Jan 15, 2015 10:00 AM

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say the French gunman killed last week while holding hostages in Paris drove his common-law wife from France to Madrid on Dec. 31 and was with her until she took a Jan. 2 flight to Istanbul.

Spain's National Court says in a statement it is investigating what Amedy Coulibaly did in the Spanish capital with his wife Hayat Boumeddiene and a third person who was not identified but is suspected of helping Boumeddiene get from Turkey to Syria.

A Spanish security official said Thursday Coulibaly drove back to France on Jan. 2, speaking on condition of anonymity because of a policy preventing the official from being cited by name.

The official says Spanish authorities are working with French counterparts to determine if Coulibaly and Boumeddiene met with others.