French Officials Say a Man Shot Dead outside a Paris Police Station was Wearing a Fake Explosives Vest Yelling “Allahu Akbar” … One Year Anniversary of Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack
Today is the one year anniversary since Islamic extremists attacked satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
A man was shot and killed by French police as he threatened police officers with a knife. A police union official, said the man may have been wearing an explosives vest, and cried out “Allahu Akbar” or ‘God is great’ in Arabic. The authorities are treating this as a possible terror attack.
Police shot and killed a man Thursday after he tried to enter a northern Paris police station wielding a knife, a French Interior Ministry spokesman told CNN affiliate BFMTV.
The man was shouting “Allahu Akbar,” Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.
The two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation, said he had wires protruding from his body. They said he has not yet been identified.
One of the officials said the man threatened officers at the police station in northern Paris with a butcher’s knife.