February 26, 2024

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The stabbing death of a German tourist by an Islamic extremist has put Paris on alert just months before the Olympics.

The stabbing death of a German tourist by an Islamic extremist has put Paris on alert just months before the Olympics.
Paris City Hall decorated for the 2024 Olympic Games. (France) EFE/EPA/Mohammed Batra

A bloodstain near the bridge River Seine The only sign left on Sunday was a deadly knife attack on a German tourist allegedly carried out 12 hours earlier by a bystander who allegedly raped her.Islamization.

Random attack nearby The Eiffel Tower Specially created concern to the French capital The Olympics are less than a year awayAnd the opening ceremony will take place across the river in an unprecedented natural setting in the center of Paris.

After killing the tourist, the attacker crossed the bridge to the right bank of the city and injured two people with a hammer.Interior Minister Gerald Torman said Saturday night. The man was arrested for shouting “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is great).

A video circulating online shows police, weapons drawn, and a man dressed in black, his face covered, and what appears to be a knife in his right hand. He was shot twice with a Taser before being arrestedDharmanin said.

Questioned by police, he expressed his anguish over the deaths of Muslims, particularly in Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories, and claimed France was complicit, Darmanin said.

French police patrol the Trocadero square near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbach X said earlier on Twitter that the news from Paris was “shocking”.

“My thoughts are with the friends and family of the young German,” he wrote. “Almost his whole life was ahead of him. There is no place for hatred and terror in Europe.

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The French interior minister said the suspect was born in 1997 in Neuilly-Sur-Seine, outside Paris. Jailed for four years until 2020 for plotting violence, he was undergoing psychiatric treatment, monitored for suspected Islamic radicalization and on a special list for feared extremists.

French media widely reported that he was of Iranian descent and lived with his parents in the Essonne region outside Paris.

The case was handed over to the Office of the Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor.

French police secure access to the Bir-Hakim Bridge after a security incident in Paris, France, on December 2, 2023. REUTERS/Stephanie Lecoq

“This person was ready to kill others,” Thurman told reporters, as he joined other members of the government and President Emmanuel Macron in praising the police officers’ response.

Renowned emergency physician Patrick Belloux, one of the first on the scene, told BFM-TV there was blood everywhere. Belloux said the victim’s family told him the suspect stopped them to ask for a cigarette and then stabbed the victim with a knife. He aimed for the head, then the back. “I know where to hit.”Belloux said.

Newspaper Le ParisianIn an in-depth report released on Sunday, it said The suspect had links via social media with two men known for brutally murdering a priest during a mass in Saint-Etienne du Rouvray in 2016 and a police couple at their home in Yvelines, west of Paris. month ago.

France has been on high terror alert since a teacher was stabbed in the northern city of Arras in October by a former student from the Ingushetia region of Russia’s Caucasus Mountains and a former student suspected of Islamic radicalization. Three years later, another teacher was murdered in a Paris suburb, beheaded by a radical Chechen, and then killed by the police.

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The attack highlighted authorities’ concerns about potential terrorist violence during the 2024 Games.

A year before the Olympics, a random attack near the Eiffel Tower has raised particular concerns for the French capital. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo/File Photo

A few days ago, Paris’ police chief unveiled detailed plans for Olympic security in Paris, with areas where traffic will be restricted and people searched. Police chief Laurent Núñez said one of his concerns was that vehicles could be used to force their way through the Olympic crowd.

(With information from AP)