Khashoggi murder suspect arrest a case of mistaken identity - security source


The Committee to Protect Journalists and other press freedom activists hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Saudi Embassy to mark the anniversary of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, Wednesday evening in Washington, U.S., October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger/Files

PARIS (Reuters) - A Saudi man held at a Paris airport over suspected involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested in a case of mistaken indentity, a security source familiar with the investigation said on Wednesday.

The Saudi Embassy in Paris said late on Tuesday the arrested person "has nothing to do with the case in question"

Separately, French government spokesman Garbiel Attal said President Emmanuel Macron's administration was awaiting clarification over the detained man's identity.

(Reporting by Tangi Salaun; Writing by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Richard Lough)

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