Paris – Police officers shot dead a knife brandishing man trying to enter Police Station in Rue de la Goutte d’Or, the 18th district of the city and shouting Allahu Akbar (God is Great). He seemed to be wearing a suicide vest with wires coming out from his clothing. But the police later confirmed the suicide vest to be fake. Paris police have started terrorism investigations after the dead attacker was discovered with a mobile phone and a sheet of paper with ISIS flag claiming responsibility in Arabic. Francois Molins, the Paris prosecuter told “A mobile phone and a piece of paper, on which appear the Daesh flag and a clear written claim in Arabic, were found on the individual.”
The drama unfurled as French President Francois Hollande at a ceremony nearby marking a year of the Charlie Hebdo attacks was addressing Police and telling that terrorism in their country is a continuing menace which started exactly 12 months ago by Islamic terrorists.
A few bus services and two metro lines had been rattled in the area however Public transportation resumed after some time. A police chopper patrolled the attack site and the police station where the attack occurred is still blocked by the cops. Due to the fear of other attackers schools and businesses went into lockdown and police also cleared hundreds of people from the neighbourhood. Horrified by the incident, local resident Nora Borrias told that looks like Charlie Hebdo affair isn’t over yet.
The French Interior Ministry says detectives concluded that no other person was engaged in this attack in which the attacker was shot down by police. Pierre-Henry Brandet, the ministry spokesperson told at the current stage of the probe, police believe that only one person was involved and are therefore not searching for other suspects.
President Hollande asked for a better vigil & watch of “radicalised” citizens who have hitched with Islamic State or other militant groups in Syria and Iraq before coming back to France.He announced: “We must be able to force these people – and only these people – to fulfill certain obligations and if necessary to put them under house arrest because they are dangerous.” “I would like to salute the police officers and the military, who every single day and every single night, patrol our streets and supervise public buildings and places of worship, schools, stations and airports. “They carry out remarkable work and they are very indispensable.