Knifeman tries to slit soldier's throat on Paris metro

16 September, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Laverne Higgins
  • Knife-wielding man attacks Paris soldier no injuries police

"We do not know anything more about the intentions of the assailant who has been arrested", Parly told the media. The individual was not known to police, " added anor police source.

A knife-wielding man attacked a soldier on patrol as part of an anti-terror operation in Paris on Friday but did not cause any injuries, police said.

This new attack "justifies what we want to do, that's to say make these (security) measures even more unpredictable, undetectable for potential attackers", she said.

The French army's anti-terrorism Operation Sentinel was established following the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.

French defence minister Florence Parly said the fact that the attacker was swiftly brought under control Friday was "proof of the professionalism and efficiency of the Sentinelle soldiers in their mission to protect". The attacker turned to the patrolling soldier, uttering the words Allah is great.

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The soldier was unhurt in the incident. The suspect was arrested hours after the incident on a motorway in northern France.

According to initial data, the French soldier was attacked by an unknown person armed with an arme blanche.

In April, a police officer was killed in a shooting on the Champs-Elysées.

The local prosecutor's office said witnesses of the attack in a public park of the town center heard the attacker shout Allahu Akbar while hitting the women, who were taken to hospital but whose life is not in danger. It has been extended on several occasions; The latest extension came in July and is expected to last until November 1.

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