Crime and Punishment

Paris police shoot knife-wielding jihadi on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

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Happy ending. Police inspect the jihadi’s corpse for explosives.

There is not much more to the story yet as details are still breaking, but police are confirming that the deceased had a paper printout of an ISIS flag and a note in Arabic containing an “unequivocal handwritten claim of responsibility”.

From NewYorkTimes:

PARIS — Officers fatally shot a man who was wielding a knife and yelling “Allahu akbar” as he tried to attack a police station in northern Paris on Thursday, setting off alarms as France marked the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

The man, who has not been identified, arrived in front of the police station on the Rue de la Goutte d’Or at 11:30 a.m. with a meat cleaver, wearing what turned out to be a fake explosive belt. He then brandished the knife and yelled “Allahu akbar,” meaning “God is great,” before police officers opened fire. Witnesses said the police had ordered the man several times to stop and step back before shooting him.

I will update if more of interest becomes available.

Discussion

One response to “Paris police shoot knife-wielding jihadi on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

  1. this attack shows one of two thing
    either he was a lone wolf (fake explosive and only a meat cleaver), or ISIS is suffering a lot from recent retaliation and is less able to project and arm well the goatlovers

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