“The victim managed to wrestle him to the ground and he was arrested by armed police as he shouted ISIS slogans.”
Doubtless he will be given a psychiatric examination as investigators begin to try to understand his motive.
“BREAKING NEWS: Knifeman shouting ‘Allah’ attacks a soldier on patrol in Paris,” by Peter Allen, MailOnline, September 15, 2017:
A knife wielding man has attacked a French soldier outside a Metro station in Paris today while praising Allah.
The attacker approached the soldier from behind and then lunged at him with the blade at Chatelet metro station at 6.30am this morning.
The victim managed to wrestle him to the ground and he was arrested by armed police as he shouted ISIS slogans.
The unidentified man is said to have rushed at a patrol of soldiers wearing combat uniforms and brandishing assault rifles.
‘He was restrained, and nobody was injured,’ said a source investigating the case on Friday morning.
The man was taken to the main Chateletpolice [sic] station, and now faces a range of terrorist charges.
It is the latest in a long string ofattacks [sic] on service personnel involved in Operation Sentinelle – an initiative involving 10,000 soldiers and 4700 gendarmes and police.
They were first deployed in November 2015 following a single night of violence by Islamic State suicide bombers that saw 130 people murdered in the French capital.
The soldiers’ job is to protect vulnerable areas ofthe [sic] capital, including transport hubs such as Chatelet, which is used by thousands of commuters and tourists every day.
But many have complained that they are now easy targets themselves, with lone wolf attackers regularly trying to kill or wound them….