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2019-10-03 Europe
Breaking: Paris knife attacker kills 4 people at police headquarters
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Posted by Frank G 2019-10-03 09:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336088 views ]  Top
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#1 Disgruntled employee or sleeper jihadist?
Posted by JohnQC 2019-10-03 09:11||   2019-10-03 09:11|| Front Page Top

#2 or both
Posted by lord garth 2019-10-03 09:51||   2019-10-03 09:51|| Front Page Top

#3 We need common sense knife control laws!
Posted by DarthVader 2019-10-03 10:04||   2019-10-03 10:04|| Front Page Top

#4 In the UK they have knife control without common sense.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-10-03 10:07||   2019-10-03 10:07|| Front Page Top

#5 Travers said the motive is unknown, but that the 20-year police employee allegedly responsible for the attack worked in the intelligence unit and had not posed known problems until Thursday.
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-03 10:28||   2019-10-03 10:28|| Front Page Top

#6 Jean-Marc Bailleul, a police union leader, described the incident as criminal rather than an act of "terror" and they don't give out attacker's name.

Any questions 'Burghers?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-03 10:32||   2019-10-03 10:32|| Front Page Top

#7 Curious about his/her duty assignment.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-10-03 12:30||   2019-10-03 12:30|| Front Page Top

#8 A 45-year-old IT assistant

the attacker had a grievance with his managers.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-10-03 12:33||   2019-10-03 12:33|| Front Page Top

#9 French broadcaster BFM TV said the attacker had converted to Islam 18 months ago.

from Skid's link
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-03 13:47||   2019-10-03 13:47|| Front Page Top

#10 Deaf Islamic convert is named as Paris police HQ attacker: IT worker who fell out with supervisor 'after he refused to deal with women' slaughters four colleagues, including female officer, with a knife - as police arrest Muslim wife

[DailyMail] A deaf civilian police worker who had recently converted to Islam was shot dead in Paris today after murdering four colleagues with a ceramic knife following a 'dispute over working with female colleagues'.

Michael Harpon, 45, caused the bloodbath in the French capital's historic Police Prefecture, next door to Notre Dame Cathedral.

Investigators have not ruled out a possible terrorist motivation for the Thursday afternoon attack, which left a woman and three men dead.

All were repeatedly stabbed by Harpon, who had worked in the IT department at the Prefecture since 2003, in the worst loss of French police lives in a single day since World War II.

Harpon had recently been reprimanded by his female boss over his refusal to interact with women, reported.

Within hours of the attack, anti-terrorist officers had raided Harpon's flat in an apartment block at Gonesse, a suburb some 12 miles from the scene of the attack.

His wife, Iham, was arrested, as an investigating source said that the nature of Harpon's attack corresponded with similar ones carried out by terrorists affiliated to Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.

'An investigation has been launched into a grudge the assailant may have held against his colleagues, but terrorism cannot be ruled out,' said the source.

'Many of those involved in similar attacks on the police have been Muslim converts influenced by radical terrorist groups.'

Christophe Crépin, spokesman for the union France Police Policeman in Anger, told : 'I know this man. He worked in IT and he had long-running problems with his superior. He stabbed her first and then colleagues intervened and were stabbed as well. I am told he then got hold of a firearm.'

Harpon, who was deaf since childhood, was originally from the Caribbean island of Martinique – a French overseas territory.

He had been married since 2014, and converted to his wife's religion in 2018 before they had their first child together.

An eye witness to the attack, which happened just after 1pm, said: 'I saw a man with a knife in his hand.

'He was running after a policeman. He was told to drop his knife, but he did not stop and the policeman fired.

'At first I thought it was a training exercise, but no. The policeman, who was on a break, shouted out three warnings, but the assailant would not stop. The police officer fired two shots and then the assailant fell.'

Harpon originally attacked three male officers in two offices on the first floor of the Prefecture, and then took his knife to two females – one died, and another was seriously injured.

None of Harpon's victims have been identified by name.

A ceramic knife would not have activated metal detectors, and Harpon would not have been searched.

Harpon worked directly to the Directorate of Intelligence of the Prefecture of Police, or DRPP.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-10-03 14:20||   2019-10-03 14:20|| Front Page Top

#11 Thanks, tw. Color me completely unsurprised.

If this had been submitted as a Hollywood screenplay, it would have been kicked back as too stereotypical and Islamophobic.
Posted by SteveS 2019-10-03 14:30||   2019-10-03 14:30|| Front Page Top

#12 IT guy? Wanted him to go back to using RPG huh?
Posted by AlanC 2019-10-03 17:29||   2019-10-03 17:29|| Front Page Top

#13 Deaf Islamic convert? Was he signing ‘Allah Akbar’ loudly with the knife-less hand?
Posted by Airandee  2019-10-03 19:58||   2019-10-03 19:58|| Front Page Top

#14 Of course: motives unknown
Posted by Rex Mundi 2019-10-03 21:00||   2019-10-03 21:00|| Front Page Top

#15 Not a terrorist - a murderous Mohammedan following his religion.

Posted by KBK 2019-10-03 23:10||   2019-10-03 23:10|| Front Page Top

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