An Islamist shouting the well known jihad-cry Allahu Akbar attacked 7 people including 3 cops in Tolouse, France on Wednesday. Before being subdued and arrested,the 42 year old man of Algerian origin viciously attacked 4 passers by, kicking the victims until police arrived at the scene (he attacked the cops also with kicks and fists and presumably a knife, but the reports are confusing). You can see the video here:
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This latest attack is very similar to the one in Brussels, Belgium not two weeks ago, when a machete wielding jihadist attacked soldiers patrolling the city center (for further reference, check out this article: Terror in Brussels as Machete Wielding Man Attacks Soldiers).
The attacker is allegedly known for having psychiatric problems and he started beating shoppers in Tolouse at approximately 4 p.m. local time. As he was wrestled to the ground by French police officers, handcuffed and taken to a hospital on a stretcher, the man continued shouting Allahu Akbar obsessively, prior to bursting into tears. According to one witness:
‘We were chatting and he jumped on us. He first caught my son and then beat my daughter. We just ran.’
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No deaths were reported, but 2 of the victims (civilians) required medical attention and they were transported to the Toulouse-Rangueil hospital. The 3 cops who arrested the attacker received first aid from firefighters arriving at the scene. According to official reports from French authorities, the enraged Islamist was recently released from a mental institution in April of 2017.
Via Daily Mail.