A policeman shot and killed a man who had threatened him with a knife in an assault with still unclear circumstances, which took place in the 18e arrondissement of Paris, Sunday March 14, learned The world from police sources.
At 11 a.m., a policeman on a mountain bike from the 18e kept the bikes of his colleagues, during an intervention for a family dispute, rue des Amiraux. An individual, whose identity has not been communicated, at this stage, then took him to task and then pulled out a knife, according to the same source. The police officer then allegedly used his baton, routing the aggressor, before pursuing him.
Investigation opened, IGPN seized
Managed to catch up with him and on the verge of questioning him, he made use of his service weapon, after the fugitive had tried to stab him several times. The individual died shortly after the intervention of the emergency services, who tried to revive him without success. The policeman was reportedly not injured.
As with each use of a firearm by a police officer, the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) was immediately seized. For the moment, from a police source, it is specified that“No element, no words can testify, for the moment, of a terrorist motivation for this attack”.
“The exact circumstances of the facts are to be specified”, told Agence France-Presse the Paris prosecutor’s office, including a magistrate on site. The prosecution also confirms that“At this moment, no element is mentioned that could link these facts to an act of a terrorist nature”. He also let it be known that he had entrusted the judicial police with an investigation into “Attempted murder of a person holding public authority” and have entered the IGPN of “The use of his service weapon by the police officer and its consequences”.