Man who met French priest's killers is questioned by judge

A judicial official says that a man who met with the two extremists who killed a priest last month in France has been questioned by an anti-terrorist judge.

The 21-year-old, from Toulouse in southwest France, was arrested last week.

The official said Friday he was questioned about his alleged meetings July 24-25 with the killers in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, outside Rouen. The Rev. Jacques Hamel was killed in his church in the Normandy town on July 26.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the case.

Police killed the two 19-year-old attackers, Adel Kermiche and Abdel-Malek Petitjean, outside the church.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The suspect was also allegedly in contact with Kermiche via the messaging app Telegram.