German police are killing extremist messenger who is singing ‘Allahu Akbar’ and trying to attack them
German police kill extremist messenger who sings “Allahu Akbar” and tries to attack them, only hours after the French police shot another attacker
- The 37-year-old Turkish citizen ran with a knife to the police in Gelsenkirchen
- He was shot after ignoring warnings to stop the attack
- It only comes a few hours after Knifeman was shot and wounded by the French police
- And 48 hours after a knife attack in Paris in which one was killed and two injured
Police in Germany shot a messenger who ran towards them and shouted “Allahu Akbar,” a few hours after armed officers in France shot another attacker and two days after a man was stabbed to death in Paris.
The 37-year-old man first hit a patrol car with an unknown object before rushing to officers using a knife.
He was shot when he ignored the warnings last night around 7:40 pm to stop the attack in Gelsenkirchen.
A police spokesperson said the attacker was a Turkish citizen who lived in the city and had previous convictions for violent crimes.
The man was shot Sunday evening around 7:40 pm in front of the South Police Station in Gelsenkirchen in the west of the country
The spokesman said: “Two police officers stood in front of the station in a patrol car.
“A man ran past the patrol car and suddenly hit the car with an object. The officials asked him to stop. The man attacked the officers with his arm raised and the object. “
The spokesperson said the attacker had a knife in his other hand that he was trying to hide behind his back.
One of the officers shot him after he ignored orders to stop and the officers continued to threaten and shouted “Allahu akbar,” he said.
The attack came just a few hours after a similar attack in Metz, France, when a knife was shot and wounded by the police after threatening passers-by and shouting “Allahu Akbar” – meaning God is great in Arabic.
Police officers were pictured on the scene today after the attack in the French town of Metz
Police officers hurried to the scene in Metz where they could get the suspect on the ground (left and right)
The 28-year-old, who was shot in the legs, was “known as radicalized” and had a personality disorder, said Public Prosecutor of Metz, Christian Mercuri.
He was in an “S-file” in France, meaning that he was considered a serious threat to national security because of his obsession with radical Islam, including groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
It followed a knife attack on Friday in Paris in which one was killed and two injured.
Nathan Chiasson, 22, who reportedly wore a suicide jacket and no shoes, was shot by the police in the Hautes-Bruyères park around 2 p.m.
France has undergone several major attacks by Islamist militants in recent years.
Coordinated bombings and shootings in November 2015 at the Bataclan Theater and other locations in Paris killed 130 people – the deadliest attacks in France since World War II.
The attack took place in Metz (stock image above) just a few days after another attack hit France
French police secure an area in Villejuif near Paris, France, January 3, 2020 after police shot a man trying to stab several people into a public park
Suicide bombers who pledged loyalty to ISIS focused on the Stade de France, cafes, restaurants, and the Bataclan music venue, where 90 died.
In the same year, two gunmen associated with Al-Qaeda broke into the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed 17 dead inside and three outside.
In July 2016, 86 people were killed and more than 400 were injured when a 19-tonne truck was intentionally driven in crowds on the boulevard in Nice.
The terrorist, a Tunisian immigrant, was shot by the police.
In the same month, two ISIS terrorists killed an 86-year-old Catholic priest during a church service in Normandy.
Germany has also become the target. In December 2016, 11 people died and 55 were injured when a truck plowed at a Christmas market.
A few months earlier, an asylum seeker put five people in a train near Würzburg, while a Syrian refugee blew himself up outside of a music festival in Ansbach, killing 15.