By Associated Press
PARIS – A French judicial official says a suspect in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been arrested in France.
The official said the suspect was being detained Tuesday on the basis of a Turkish arrest warrant.
French radio RTL said the Saudi suspect, Khalid Aedh Al-Otaibi, was arrested at Charles de Galle airport near Paris as he was trying to board a flight to Riyadh.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity under customary French judicial system practices.
Khalid Aedh Al-Otaibi was one of over a dozen Saudi officials sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury in 2018 over Khashoggi’s killing and dismemberment at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
There was no immediate comment from Turkey. A Turkish Foreign Ministry official said he did not have information about the arrest and could not say if Turkey would request Aedh Al-Otaibi’s extradition.