A man went on a stabbing rampage in a police headquarters Paris today and managed to kill four police officers before other police shot him dead. The assailant was a civilian IT employee at the headquarters, which is why he was able to make it through security to the area where targeted his victims. He chose a ceramic knife to use during the attack so that it would not trigger an alarm when he went through the metal detectors.
The following brief article about the incident was published earlier today at François de Souche and has been translated by Ava Lon:
The assailant, aged 45, was born in Fort-de-France (Martinique) in 1974 and has a handicap of mild deafness.
The attacker, an administrative officer of the DR-PP, apparently lost it, freaked out and started stabbing wildly. Out of five people attacked, four were killed, said the police source. The police prefecture remains extremely cautious concerning the terrorist hypothesis. It could be a [private or organized crime type of] revenge. There were allegedly no other attackers.
The perpetrator of the attack was born in one of several French “overseas departments”, (la Martinique), which are a couple of islands (la Guadeloupe and la Martinique in the Caribbean, and la Mayotte and la Réunion in the Indian Ocean) and one department in South America (la Guyane), the last remnants of the French colonies.
After the above article appeared, French media began reporting that the late perpetrator was a convert to Islam. Many thanks to Sassy for translating the TV news report below, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Below is an article about the attack from Breitbart (hat tip JD):
Macron’s France: Four Police Officers Stabbed to Death in Paris HQ
Four police officers have been stabbed to death at a headquarters building near the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, France.
The perpetrator “was involved in an argument with someone and then erupted in anger, targeting other police colleagues before being neutralised,” according to a source quoted by The Sun.
“The attacker is believed to have been an administrative officer working in a secure part of the building — making it very easy for him to walk around freely. He would have had security clearance.
“One victim is dead, along with the attacker. Others are in intensive care.”
French media now reports that the death toll has risen to four, however.
The attacker’s motives, if known, are yet to be disclosed, as his identity.
A police union secretary, Loïc Travers, has told France’s BFM TV that he was a long-term employee, who had been “with us for over 20 years”. At least one of his victims was a female officer.
|00:00||What is important is that from the beginning, we have been told the National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office|
|00:05||is monitoring the progress of the file, although no case has yet been opened.|
|00:10||The Paris Prosecutor’s Office, Criminal Affairs Division, is in charge of the case.|
|00:15||Why are they involved? Because, according to our information,|
|00:18||there is an important new element that we learned of today.|
|00:21||This man had recently converted to Islam, 18 months ago. As you said, he was 45 years old, from Martinique,|
|00:28||and had converted to Islam 18 months ago, according to our information.|
|00:31||This is one of the elements that suggests|
|00:34||the National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office|
|00:37||must continue to follow this case closely. On top of that, of course,|
|00:41||the search is still ongoing at his home in Gonesse in the Val d’Oise,|
|00:45||which will determine if there were any hints of terrorism|
|00:50||that led him to carry out his act. For now, we cannot say, but there are several elements that justify|
|00:55||the involvement of the National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office in the matter.