Sunday, 24 September, 2017

Muslim Man Attacks French Sentinel Soldier With Knife

'Knife-weilding' man arrested after solider attacked on patrol in Paris 'Shouting Allah': Soldier Attacked by Knife-Wielding Assailant in Paris
Wallace Pearson | 16 September, 2017, 01:14

A man with a knife was immediately arrested after attacking a soldier at the Chatelet subway station in central Paris at about 6:30 a.m. Friday morning. The individual was not known to the police, the source added. Reports state that the French soldier has not sustained any injuries. In January 2015, Islamist gunmen had stormed into the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 journalists.

The soldier is reported to have tackled his attacker to the ground before he was arrested by armed police, the Independent reports.

In the French capital of Paris, an attack on a soldier was again carried out, the France press reported.

"This new attack legitimizes what we want to do", French Defense Minister Florence Parly told Europe 1. The man was quickly neutralized by the soldier.

Further noting that the soldier who was targeted by the assailant, was a member of Operation Sentinel, a task force that has been assigned to protect prominent sites in the region. Last month a man rammed his vehicle into a group of soldiers near Paris, injuring six of them.

In June, police shot and injured a man who attacked three officers with a hammer near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris while shouting "this is for Syria".

Wintesses said that the attacker made references to Islam and Allah during the incident.

France declared a state of emergency following attacks in Paris in November 2015, in which more than 130 people were killed.

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