A “youth” went on a stabbing rampage with a knife on Monday in the French city of Cannes. He attacked a police car and slashed at a policewoman, who was fortunately unharmed, thanks to her bulletproof vest. Two of her colleagues then got out of the vehicle and shot the knifeman, wounding him.
The attacker’s motive is unknown, although “Allahu Akhbar” (Arabic for “defund the police”) features prominently in this news report.
|00:08||An individual approaches the vehicle, with the pretext of getting information,|
|00:12||and asks to open the left rear window of the car.|
|00:16||The colleague opens his window and immediately this individual,|
|00:20||who obviously has a knife, stabs this colleague who is in the back of the vehicle,|
|00:26||and it’s the bulletproof vest, the thickness of the bulletproof vest,|
|00:30||that actually saved his life. He wasn’t physically touched.|
|00:34||Very quickly, this individual shouts in the name of the prophet “Allahu Akhbar”.|
|00:39||He then goes towards the back of the vehicle after stabbing the first colleague|
|00:44||and goes towards the right. He goes directly to the front passenger,|
|00:49||who is the driver, and he attacks her. Apparently her police uniform is torn,|
|00:55||lacerated, which shows the intensity of the threat, and certainly how violent the attack was.|
|01:01||At that moment, the two colleagues, who are not attacked, get out of the vehicle|
|01:06||and open fire, using their service weapons.