A Muslim terrorist attack took place tonight in Paris, France near the Eiffel Tower in which a man who shouted “Allahu Ackbar” stabbed one man, killing him, and used a hammer to attack two other people while he was being pursued by police.
Here’s the news via JPost:
One person died and two others were injured after a man attacked tourists in central Paris near the Eiffel Tower, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Saturday.
Police quickly arrested the 26-year-old man, a French national, using a Taser stun gun, Darmanin told reporters.
The suspect had been sentenced to four years in prison in 2016 for planning another attack and was on the French security services’ watch list, and was also known for having psychiatric disorders, the interior minister added.
The attack took place around 1900 GMT when the man attacked a tourist couple with a knife on the Quai de Grenelle, a few feet away from the Eiffel Tower, mortally wounding a German national. He was then chased by police and attacked two other people with a hammer before being arrested.
The suspect had shouted out “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) and told police he was upset because “so many Muslims are dying in Afghanistan and in Palestine” and was also upset about the Gaza situation, Darmanin said.
The man’s name is Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab and, according to reports, he’d just pledged allegiance to ISIS before the terrorist attack:
Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab is the Islamist terrorist who killed 1 and wounded 2 near the Eiffel Tower tonight.
He recorded a video of himself pledging allegiance to ISIS just minutes before the terror attack and said he:
“can’t stand watching Arabs being killed” pic.twitter.com/lPigSW7NA8
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