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Syria refugee 1 of 3 held in French church attack

  • Muslim worshippers walk out after the friday prayer at the Yahya Mosque, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, Friday, July 29, 2016. Four days after the hostage taking in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, officials and worshippers of the muslim community paid tribute to Priest Jacques Hamel and Christian community. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Muslim worshippers walk out after the friday prayer at the Yahya Mosque, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, Friday, July 29, 2016. Four days after the hostage taking in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, officials and worshippers of the muslim community paid tribute to Priest Jacques Hamel and Christian community. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray's Priest Auguste Moanda, second left, delivers his speech , flancked by Mohammed Karabila, President of the Muslim Regional Council of Normandy, left, Priest Pierre, center and Anouar Kbibech, President of the French Council of the Muslim Faith, right, as muslim worshippers attend the friday prayer at the Yahya Mosque, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, Friday, July 29, 2016. Four days after the hostage taking in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, officials and worshippers of the muslim community paid tribute to Priest Jacques Hamel and Christian community. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray's Priest Auguste Moanda, second left, delivers his speech , flancked by Mohammed Karabila, President of the Muslim Regional Council of Normandy, left, Priest Pierre, center and Anouar Kbibech, President of the French Council of the Muslim Faith, right, as muslim worshippers attend the friday prayer at the Yahya Mosque, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, Friday, July 29, 2016. Four days after the hostage taking in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, officials and worshippers of the muslim community paid tribute to Priest Jacques Hamel and Christian community. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Muslim worshippers walk out after the friday prayer at the Yahya Mosque, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, Friday, July 29, 2016. Four days after the hostage taking in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, officials and worshippers of the muslim community paid tribute to Priest Jacques Hamel and Christian community. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Muslim worshippers walk out after the friday prayer at the Yahya Mosque, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, Friday, July 29, 2016. Four days after the hostage taking in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, officials and worshippers of the muslim community paid tribute to Priest Jacques Hamel and Christian community. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

A Syrian refugee is among three people being held for questioning in the attack this week on a Normandy church by two extremists who killed the priest celebrating Mass.

A judicial official said Friday the Syrian was arrested a day earlier in central France because a photocopy of his passport was found at the home of one attacker, Adel Kermiche, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, site of the church. The official spoke anonymously because not authorized to speak publicly on the investigation.

Kermiche and accomplice Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean — both 19 — were killed by police as they left the church. The Islamic State group claimed the attack.

A cousin of Petitjean and a minor arrested just after the attack were being questioned along with the Syrian.