Man armed with knife ‘neutralized’ by French police after threatening officers (VIDEO)

A knife-wielding man who attempted to attack police in a northwestern suburb of Paris has been shot and injured by officers. The attacker allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”. No other injuries have been reported from the incident.

The attacker held “a knife in [his] hand” and threw a bottle at a group of police officers during a routine traffic check in the Parisian suburb of Colombes, a police source told Le Figaro. The man threatened the officers and shouted "Allahu Akbar", the source added.

Police shot the attacker before he could approach them. The man, whose identity has not been revealed yet, was seriously injured and has been taken for emergency medical treatment.

The suspect was not known as a radical and there was no file on him in the French database containing information on extremist Islamists, a source told AFP.

The police actions were commended by French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, who said in a tweet that he “salutes the coolness of the Colombes police officers.”

The minister added that France “must remain vigilant … more than ever.”


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