France: 4 officers murdered, Muslim terrorist eliminated in stabbing attack at Paris police HQ
BREAKING: Four police officers were murdered and another officer was seriously wounded by a knife-wielding Muslim terrorist in a stabbing attack inside the Paris police headquarters.
The terrorist was shot and eliminated after stabbing the officers with a ceramic knife.
The 45-year-old terrorist was a police employee who recently converted to Islam, local sources reported.
At about 13:00 local time, the Muslim terrorist is said to have gone into the building and straight to his office where he began attacking colleagues with a knife.
He stabbed three people inside two offices and two women on a stairway before he was shot and eliminated by an officer inside the building’s courtyard.
“Police were running around in panic,” a witness who was inside the courtyard at the time of the attack told Le Parisien newspaper.
“I was surprised to hear shooting because this is not a place where you hear that kind of thing. I first thought it was a suicide because there are a lot of those at the moment,” he added.
Three men and one woman were killed, all either officers or administrative staff.
A second woman was injured in the terror attack.