The attack began near Bir Hakeim station, in the 15th arrondissement, where a German tourist was mortally wounded by wounds on the back and the shoulder. His death was observed shortly before 10 p.m. The assailant then headed towards towards the 16th arrondissement, where he hurt two other tourists, including an English tourist, beaten à the eye with a hammer while he was walking with his wife and child. Armand R. was then arrested. by the police who used the a taser to put him out of harm's way.
The trail of the unavoidable attack
The first elements of the investigation reveal that the assailant would have shouted: "Allah Akbar" during the attack, which led to the national anti-terrorism prosecutor's office take up the matter. This statement, combined with his video of allegiance to The Islamic State and its desire to die as a martyr, confirms the seriousness of the Islamic State and its desire to die as a martyr. of his radicalism.
This tragedy caused a strong reaction from the authorities. Emmanuel Macron expressed trad in the evening his "condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased German national" and mentioned now and already a "terrorist attack" on the social network -he greeted. Gérald Darmanin also praised the coolness and rapid intervention of the police and affirmed that that France will not give in to terrorism. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne also paid tribute to the victims and welcomed the victims. the courage of the police.
The investigation continues to determine the precise circumstances and the journey of the assailant, who, despite being killed, his surveillance, could have committed such a tragic act. This attack, in addition to being a painful reminder of the constant threat of terrorism in the territory, once again raises crucial questions about the surveillance of radicalized individuals and the treatment of psychiatric disorders in the context of the crisis. security national.