In the Paris metro, police opened fire on a woman who was shouting “Allahu Akbar” and “You will all die.” This was reported by Reuters with reference to the head of the Paris police.
Subway passengers reported that the woman “made aggressive, jihadist comments.” According to the official speaker of the French Cabinet, Olivier Veran, the police pulled the woman aside and asked her to calm down. They also asked her to show her hands to make sure she wasn’t a threat. Veran added that “law enforcement officers had no choice but to open fire on this woman, given the danger of the situation.”
The woman was shot in the stomach and was taken to the hospital.
The police chief said the woman’s identity has not yet been confirmed. Two criminal cases were opened: against the woman and against the police for the use of weapons.
In France, the maximum level of terrorist threat was previously introduced in connection with the attack at the Lyceum in the city of Arras, which resulted in the death of a teacher.
On October 13, in the city of Arras in northern France, a teacher was killed and two others were seriously wounded in a knife attack at the Gambetta Lyceum. The attacker was detained by the police. According to media reports, the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar.” A police source said that the detainee is about 20 years old, that he was born in Russia and is of Chechen origin. He previously studied at this lyceum. The Le Figaro newspaper named the detainee as Magomed Mogushkov. In France, he was put on the police list for radical Islamism, the publication’s sources claim.