A knife man who shouts “Allahu Akbar” and “France belongs to the Islamic State” is shot and injured at the Paris train station after attacking security guards when they asked him to wear a Covid mask
- The man who was known to the police refused to come after he was told to wear a mask
- He took out a knife and attacked the security forces by shouting pro-IS slogans
- Paris traffic police officers then opened fire and shot him twice in the chest
- The stabber remains in the hospital in serious condition as the terrorist investigation opens
A stabber was shot dead by Paris traffic police after shouting “Allahu Akbar, France is ruled by the Islamic State” at a train station.
The man is said to have been seriously injured after wielding the gun while threatening the safety of Saint-Lazare train station, one of the busiest train stations in the French capital.
The incident started after he was stopped for not wearing a mask and he refused to comply with officers on Monday night.
A knife man was shot dead by the Paris traffic police after shouting “Allahu Akbar” at the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris (picture)
Then he took out his knife and rushed towards them, ‘charging the four agents and shouting’ Allahu Akbar ‘. France is ruled by the Islamic State ”before he was shot twice in the chest.
According to Le Parisien, the knife man fell on the tracks and was hospitalized where he is in a life-threatening condition.
The French state railway company SNCF said in a statement: “The two agents used their service weapon to defend and neutralize him.
“The injured was taken care of by the emergency services.”
The man who shows ID documents found on his body was born in 1974 and was known to the police for previous threats and acts of violence, but was not known to the secret services.
The incident started after he was stopped for not wearing a mask and refusing to comply with officers on Monday night
A preliminary investigation has been launched into attempted murder of a person in public office, terrorism and violence with weapons.
The incident comes a year after a Tunisian attacker killed three people and injured several others with a knife in a church in Nice.
This terrorist attack took place less than two weeks after a man of Chechen origin beheaded the middle school teacher Samuel Paty. Paty’s attacker said he wanted to punish him for showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to students in a civics class.
There followed a wave of attacks that rocked France in recent years.
In January 2015, two Islamist militants broke into an editorial meeting of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people. Another militant killed a policewoman and took hostages in a supermarket the next day, killing four people before police shot him.
In November of the same year, an ISIS cell killed 130 in attacks on bars and the Bataclan music hall.
Then in 2016, a man drove a heavy truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice, killing 86 people and injuring numerous others in an attack alleged by the Islamic State.