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Abdel-Malik Petitjean, 19, identified as the second attacker involved in the killing of a French priest, was described as perfectly normal by his incredulous family and friends. Unlike his accomplice Adel Kermiche, also 19, Petitjean never raised suspicions for radicalization among his neighbors, and was unknown to police until last month when he tried to go to Syria. Petitjean was born to a family of Algerian origin and lived in the quiet lakeside town of Aix-les-Bains in the shadow of the Alps, popular with visitors seeking thermal cures.The resort is 700 kilometers from the industrial Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray where Petitjean and Kermiche stormed a church and took hostages Tuesday.Three members of Petitjean's family were taken in for questioning, a source close to the investigation said.Unlike Kermiche and other extremists carrying out recent attacks in Europe, there have been no indications that Petitjean suffered from psychological problems.Petitjean grew up with two sisters in a blended family.
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