By Laura Kemp • 02 November 2021 • 12:38
Police in Paris shoot ISIS knifeman at busy train station. Image - Wiki
Police in Paris have shot a knifeman twice in the chest yesterday evening, November 1, at a busy train station.
The man was shouting pro-ISIS slogans such as “Allahu Akbar, France is ruled by Islamic State” and acting aggressively.
The event happened at Saint-Lazare and allegedly started after the man was stopped by officials for failing to wear a mask and refusing to comply. The situation then escalated when the man took out a knife and began shouting pro-ISIS slogans.
The man has been taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition. Police in Paris have not yet commented on the event.
France’s state-owned railway company SNCF said in a statement: “The two agents used their service weapon to defend and neutralise him.”
“The injured individual was taken care of by the emergency services.”
Identification documents that the man was carrying reveal that he was born in 1974 and was known by police for previous violence.
He was not, however, known to intelligence services.
An investigation has been launched by police in France for attempted homicide of someone in public office, violence with weapons and promoting terrorism.
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