Muslim killer who was a neighbor of the police officer and his family, reportedly was shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he knifed the police officer 9 times, killed the wife, then pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State.
Telegraph (h/t Maria J) A police raid in the Paris suburb commune of Magnanville has ended with the death of a Muslim hostage taker, who fatally stabbed a police officer near his house and then killed his wife, before reportedly boasting about it on Twitter. Reports claim the man was shouting Arabic slogans during the attack. The couple’s 3-year-old son was unharmed and rescued by police.
Le Parisien reported that the attacker tweeted he had killed the woman, prompting the police raid.
Police sources told AFP that the unnamed killer had pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Some sources described the attacker as a neighbour of the policeman, who was in plain clothes when he was killed. Witnesses heard the assailant, described as a teenager or in his early 20s, shout “Allahu Akhbar”, Arabic for “God is great”.
He stabbed the 42-year-old officer, who held the rank of “commandant” (commander), nine times in the stomach at his front door. After stabbing the policeman, the attacker forced his way into the home. It was unclear how the policeman’s wife was killed. She worked as a secretary at a local police station.
The couple’s 3-year-old child was rescued and was “shocked but unharmed”, Pierre-Henry Brandet, the interior ministry spokesman, said. Five detonations or shots were heard by millions on live television while Mr Brandet spoke to reporters as police stormed the home.
“Negotiations were opened but it became clear that they would not succeed and police then entered the home, where they found the body of a woman,” Mr Brandet said.
“The toll is a heavy one,” Mr Brandet told reporters, his voice shaking with emotion. “This commander, this police officer was killed by the individual … (and) we discovered the body of a woman. The assailant, the criminal was killed. Thankfully, a little boy was saved. He was in the house. He’s safe and sound. He was saved by police officers.”