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Officials: Suspect in beheading of French businessman admits to investigators that he did it

  • The suspect in the beheading of a businessman, Yassine Salhi, a towel over his head to mask his face, is escorted by police officers as they leave his home in Saint-Priest, outside the city of Lyon, central France, Sunday, June 28, 2015. A security official tells The Associated Press the move to his home aims to find his passport, to determine if he traveled abroad. The suspect allegedly crashed a truck into a U.S.-owned chemical warehouse on Friday, setting off an explosion, and hung his employer's head on the factory's gate. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    The suspect in the beheading of a businessman, Yassine Salhi, a towel over his head to mask his face, is escorted by police officers as they leave his home in Saint-Priest, outside the city of Lyon, central France, Sunday, June 28, 2015. A security official tells The Associated Press the move to his home aims to find his passport, to determine if he traveled abroad. The suspect allegedly crashed a truck into a U.S.-owned chemical warehouse on Friday, setting off an explosion, and hung his employer's head on the factory's gate. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)  (The Associated Press)

  • The suspect in the beheading of a businessman, Yassine Salhi, a towel over his head to mask his face, is escorted by police officers as they leave his home in Saint-Priest, outside the city of Lyon, central France, Sunday, June 28, 2015. A security official tells The Associated Press the move to his home aims to find his passport, to determine if he traveled abroad. The suspect allegedly crashed a truck into a U.S.-owned chemical warehouse on Friday, setting off an explosion, and hung his employer's head on the factory's gate. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    The suspect in the beheading of a businessman, Yassine Salhi, a towel over his head to mask his face, is escorted by police officers as they leave his home in Saint-Priest, outside the city of Lyon, central France, Sunday, June 28, 2015. A security official tells The Associated Press the move to his home aims to find his passport, to determine if he traveled abroad. The suspect allegedly crashed a truck into a U.S.-owned chemical warehouse on Friday, setting off an explosion, and hung his employer's head on the factory's gate. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)  (The Associated Press)

  • The suspect in the beheading of a businessman, Yassine Salhi,  a towel over his head to mask his face, is escorted by police officers as they leave his home in Saint-Priest, outside the city of Lyon, central France, Sunday, June 28, 2015. A security official tells The Associated Press the move to his home aims to find his passport, to determine if he traveled abroad. The suspect allegedly crashed a truck into a U.S.-owned chemical warehouse on Friday, setting off an explosion, and hung his employer's head on the factory's gate. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    The suspect in the beheading of a businessman, Yassine Salhi, a towel over his head to mask his face, is escorted by police officers as they leave his home in Saint-Priest, outside the city of Lyon, central France, Sunday, June 28, 2015. A security official tells The Associated Press the move to his home aims to find his passport, to determine if he traveled abroad. The suspect allegedly crashed a truck into a U.S.-owned chemical warehouse on Friday, setting off an explosion, and hung his employer's head on the factory's gate. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)  (The Associated Press)

French officials say the main suspect in the beheading of a French transportation company manager has admitted to police he carried out the killing that authorities have called a terror attack.

Yassine Salhi, a deliveryman with a history of ties to Islamic extremists, remained in custody Sunday along with his wife and sister.

Security officials say investigators have found no links to any international terror group in the attack Friday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing.

Salhi, arrested Friday, was to be transferred to counterterrorism police headquarters outside Paris. He allegedly crashed a truck into a U.S.-owned chemical warehouse and hung his employer's head on the factory's gate. Officials say he sent a "selfie" of himself and the victim to a Canadian mobile phone number.