Knifeman screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ is shot dead by cops after killing mother-of-two by slitting her throat in French police station
- The 49-year-old police worker was killed after she returned from her lunch break
- The knifeman is believed to be a Tunisian national who moved to France in 2009
- The attack took place around 2pm in the leafy Paris commune of Rambouillet
A female police worker in France has been killed by a knifeman who shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before he was shot dead by her colleagues.
The 49-year-old mother-of-two was slashed in the throat by the Tunisian on Friday afternoon as she worked in the main police station in the Paris suburb of Rambouillet.
She had just returned from her lunch break when she was pounced on by the attacker who was struck with two bullets from police.
A female police worker in France has been killed by a knifeman who was then shot dead by her colleagues. Pictured: officers stand near the police station after the attack
Rambouillet is a quiet commune southwest of Paris and is known for its famous historic chateau
The attacker is understood to be a 36-year-old of Tunisian nationality having arrived in France in 2009 and was not known to anti-terrorist authorities.
Rambouillet is a quiet commune southwest of Paris and is known for its famous historic chateau.
‘The attack happened just after 2pm’ said an investigating source. ‘The administrative officer was pounced on by the man, who slit her throat with a knife.
‘The assailant was shot dead by police officers soon afterwards, as efforts were made to save the victim.’
Yvan Assioma, of the Alliance Police Union, said his unidentified colleagues ‘died at the scene’, describing her as a ‘mother of two children who was aged 49.’
The French prime minister Jean Castex is heading to the police station this afternoon following the attack.
The 49-year-old mother-of-two was slashed in the throat by the Tunisian on Friday afternoon as she worked
It follows six years of savage Islamist attacks in France, including the beheading of schoolteacher Samuel Paty by a Russian-born terrorist in October last year.
The deadliest single terrorist attack ever in the country came in November 2015 when 130 people were killed in Paris.
Suicide bombers pledging allegiance to ISIS targeted the Stade de France, cafes, restaurants and the Bataclan music venue, where 90 died.
Earlier in the year, two Paris-born gunmen linked to Al-Qaeda broke into the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, leaving 12 dead and 11 wounded.
In July 2016, 86 people were killed and more than 400 injured when a 19-tonne truck was deliberately driven into crowds on the seafront promenade at Nice, in the South of France.
Yvan Assioma, of the Alliance Police Union, said his unidentified colleagues ‘died at the scene’, describing her as a ‘mother of two children who was aged 49’
The terrorist turned out to be a radicalised Tunisian immigrant who was shot dead by police.
During the same month, two Isis terrorists murdered an 86-year-old Catholic priest during a church service in Normandy.
There have been frequent knife attacks on the forces of law and order, leading to the deaths of serving police.
In October 2019, a radicalised computer operative working at the Paris Prefecture in central Paris stabbed four of his colleagues to death.
The attacker – who was also shot dead – turned out to be a Muslim convert who kept extremist Al-Qaeda and Islamic State literature and images on his computer.