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Attack in Paris

The knife and hammer attack, which killed a German tourist Paris Saturday evening, would be the work of an individual recorded in S, already condemned in the past for planning an attack Defense. The attack trail seems favored.

A knife and hammer attack left one dead and two injured. Paris Saturday evening, on the Quai de Grenelle, near the Eiffel Tower. The assailant, quickly arrested by the police, is already known to the intelligence services, was on file S for his involvement in radical Islamism. He suffers from severe psychological disorders. His communications and identity papers, handed over to him justice, leave no doubt about his identity. The suspect, Armand R., was arrested. presented as a 26 year old man, born à Neuilly-sur-Seine and nationality French.

Armand R. lived with his parents of Iranian origin, in Essonne until the tragedy. He had been condemned in 2016 à a four-year prison sentence for planning to commit suicide an attack Defense. He would also have considered a departure for Syria. According to Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior, he was released in 2020 and was under surveillance for his psychiatric disorders.

Following his arrest, Armand R. allegedly declared: to the police no longer able to bear “that Arabs are killed in Afghanistan and Palestine”, again according to Gérald Darmanin. He also said he wanted to die as a martyr.

A video of Armand R. revealed

A video was released. filmed by the presumed author from attack to attack Paris before its move to Paris the act. Relayed by journalist Wassim Nasr and by several media including Le Figaro, it shows the author with a face mask declaring his support for the caliphate of the Islamic State .


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.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116