L’homme touché par des tirs de balle à Metz – Borny 🤭 pic.twitter.com/iEOYE31zYp— Salade Niçoise Clezga (@ClezgaOfficiel) January 5, 2020
⚡DERNIERE MINUTE – Metz : Un homme radicalisé (30 ans) a été interpellé par la police ce Dimanche vers 12h à Metz. Les policiers ont du faire usage de leur arme. L'individu, menaçant était armé d'un couteau et criait «Allah Akbar». (Source vidéo : BR FR) #terrorisme #Attentat pic.twitter.com/FIyQOK79WX— Rachid Lamor (@lamor_rachid) January 5, 2020
French police on Sunday shot and wounded a man who had rushed towards a group of policemen with a knife shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) in the eastern city of Metz, local officials said.
The incident at Metz came just two days after a man went on a knife rampage in the suburb of Villejuif just outside Paris on Jan. 3, killing one person and wounding two. The Villejuif attacker was subsequently shot dead by police.
The Metz local public prosecutor’s office said it was in contact with the French anti-terrorism prosecutor’s department over the incident, while French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner added he was monitoring the situation closely.
“I praise the quick thinking of the @PoliceNat57 (Moselle police force), which intervened to apprehend the individual. A probe is underway to determine the precise motivation and circumstances behind the act,” Castaner wrote on Twitter.
🔴🇫🇷ATTAQUE A #VILLEJUIF– Les policiers avaient tout d'abord tenté de neutraliser l'assaillant avec leur arme de poing (9mm). N'y arrivant pas, ils sont allés chercher leur fusil d'assaut dans leur voiture, avant d'abattre le terroriste. Un mort, trois blessés dont un très grave. pic.twitter.com/thDdx1auuo— La Plume Libre (@LPLdirect) January 3, 2020
Attaque au couteau à #Villejuif, l’assaillant abattu par la police, une personne tuée.— Agnès Marion ن (@_AgnesMarion) January 3, 2020
Pour la racaille, c’est une bavure policière, pour nous, c’est une nouvelle fois la 🇫🇷 qu’on attaque en plein cœur en poignardant des citoyens.
Mes pensées pour les victimes et leurs proches 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/p20PFajmta
A man armed with a knife attacked several people at random in the Hautes-Bruyères departmental park in Villejuif (Val-de-Marne) this Friday around 2 p.m. He was shot dead by the police.
The attacker was neutralized by police from the Villejuif Anti-Crime Brigade (BAC) who opened fire several times, and was seriously injured.
The man was neutralized near the Carrefour supermarket in L’Hay-les-Roses according to a police source. The hotel is located near the town of Villejuif.
At least two of the victims were reportedly injured by the assailant, one seriously.
Mikail Miziyev, 18, and Akhmed Imagozhev, 22, attacked a police checkpoint in Magan, Russia, on New Year’s Eve, killing officers Zelemkhan Kokorkhoev and Zurab Daurbekov.
- Mikail Miziyev, 18, and Akhmed Imagozhev, 22, attacked police in Magan, Russia
- Officers Zelemkhan Kokorkhoev, 34, and Zurab Daurbekov killed in the attack
- Video shows Islamists running one of the men over before stabbing the other
- Miziyev shot dead while Imagozhev, an arm wrestling champion, was wounded
Footage showed armed members of Russia’s FSB detaining the two suspects and uncovering boxes of shotgun shells, as well as knives, which the Kremlin said were intended for a New Year’s attack.
- Putin thanked Trump ‘for information transmitted through the special services’
- Russian security forces detained two Russians suspected of preparing terrorism
- Kremlin said they planned atrocities on St. Petersburg during the celebration
- Security service said it was grateful for intelligence from its ‘American partners’
The Kremlin has released dramatic footage showing its security forces swooping on terror suspects after claiming they were given an FBI-tip-off of a New Year’s attack.
The Russian president says cooperation from US intelligence has prevented attacks within his country.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has thanked US counterpart Donald Trump for intelligence that helped foil “acts of terrorism” on Russian soil, according to a Kremlin statement.
Mr Putin and Mr Trump spoke on the phone on Sunday, it said.
The Kremlin said the information came via intelligence services, but it provided no further details.