November 29, 2021

A man armed with a knife attacks the police, he is neutralized by bullet

A man was shot dead by police in Colombes. (image Clément Lanot)

NEWS INFO17. A man armed with a knife was neutralized by bullet by the police this Friday afternoon, in Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine). He attacked the police screaming « Allah Akbar ».

Knife attack around 6.15 p.m. in Colombes, near Boulevard Charles-de-Gaulle. Police opened fire on a stabbed individual who attacked them screaming « Allah Akbar » according to our information. At the material time, officials were carrying out an identity check which the suspect was not part of.

The assailant, who is believed to be 31, sustained a serious gunshot wound in the leg. The police performed cardiac massage on the man before he was taken care of by the emergency services. Its vital prognosis would be engaged.

There would be no injuries to deplore on the side of the police. A security perimeter has been set up and a large police force has been deployed.

“I salute the coolness of the Colombes police officers who neutralized a man threatening them with a knife”, reacts the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, on Twitter. “More than ever, we must remain vigilant and more than ever, the police are on the front line. Thank you for their courage ”.