A Martinican man behind the deadly attack on Paris: Four people killed and one injured in an emergency.


According to the first elements of the investigation, the individual, born in 1974 in Fort-de-France, used a ceramic knife to assault three police officers and two women. The first four people died instantly, while the fifth victim was transported by helicopter to Percy Hospital, in absolute emergency.

The Martinican was shot in the head by a police officer who used his service weapon after he asked him to drop the kitchen knife. The assailant had worked, since 2003, as an IT specialist in the technical department in the intelligence department. Aged 45, the individual had no history and the motivations for these fatal assaults are not immediately known, but various union and police sources have reported an internal dispute. At this stage of the investigation, the track of the terrorist attack was dismissed and the anti-terrorist prosecution was not seized.

The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, moved to the police headquarters, as did the Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner, who had to postpone his trip to Turkey. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, as well as the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, also visited the scene of the attacks. In addition, the murderer's wife was taken into custody as part of the investigation. On Wednesday, the day before the murders, more than 27 people had marched during the "angry march" by police officials. _RM


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