A Knife Rampage in Villejuif

Last Friday a man with a knife stabbed three people in a French park, killing one and wounding the other two, before being shot dead by police. The attack took place in a southern suburb of Paris called Villejuif (which I gloss as “Jewtown”, although no Jews are known to reside in the district).

The murderer was a recent convert to Islam. He was carrying a Koran in his backpack, and reportedly shouted “Allahu Akhbar” at the police, but was said in media reports to have shown no signs of “radicalization”. His family said that he had a history of mental illness.

The two videos below discuss the Jewtown Stabber’s Ball in the Hautes-Bruyères park. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

The first video is a brief news report about the stabbings in the park:

The second video reports that another passerby would have become a fourth victim, except for the fact that he was able to prove he was a Muslim, and thus his life was spared:

Video transcript #1:

00:00   The knife attack happened in Villejuif, a region of Paris.
00:05   This happened about 45 minutes ago. —Yes, it happened around 2pm
00:09   The police were called and arrived quickly at the scene.
00:12   It was the anti-criminal brigade forces that were
00:15   on site at the Hautes-Bruyères park in Villejuif.
00:18   That’s in the southeast region of Paris and nearby there is a highway which cuts through there.
00:26   All we know so far is that a man was attacking people randomly
00:31   with a knife in the Hautes-Bruyères park.
00:37   The man was neutralized and it has been confirmed that the man is dead.
00:45   The police used their service weapons. They fired with a 9-millimeter gun and then returned
00:55   to their patrol car to take an HK36 pistol, the same weapon
00:58   used during the attack on the Police headquarters
01:01   in Paris to stop the assailant. For the moment there are four injured in the Villejuif attack.

Video transcript #2:

00:00   The assailant showed up at the Hautes-Bruyères park,
00:05   which is located in Villejuif, accosted a first person,
00:09   accosting him in a threatening manner, as I have already said, to the cries of Allahu Akhbar.
00:15   That person explained that he was Muslim. The assailant stopped his motion to hit him and
00:22   asked him to recite a prayer in Arabic, which he did.
00:26   So at that point, the assailant turned away from him
00:31   and proceeded to attack the couple you were already told about in the previous report.

English-language reports:

Hat tips for the articles: Reader from Chicago and JD.

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