A Muslim man was arrested in Paris on Friday suspected of slitting the throats of his father and brother at the entrance to a building in the capital’s trendy 11th district, police sources report. The sources, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly, said the motive for the attack was being investigated. (What, they’re not rushing out with the “mental issues” excuse?)
The Local The two men died at the scene despite efforts by paramedics to save them. “I came down and saw one body in the hall and another in the courtyard. There was blood everywhere,” one resident told Le Parisien newspaper.
Some witnesses said the suspect made remarks “linked to radical Islam” but the police urged caution, saying the killer’s motives were unknown.
“There was another man standing beside him, dressed in a white djellaba (loose-fitting tunic worn by some Muslims). He fell to his knees and prayed until the police came to take him away,” 21-year-old Thomas told AFP.
Another resident, 64-year-old Francois Petitjean, described a harrowing scene. “When I arrived in the hall of the building I saw a body lying in a pool of blood, in front of the postboxes. It was carnage. I went out and then saw another person covered in blood,” he said, expressing shock.
On the upside, there are three fewer Muslims in the streets of France.