French police shoot a man who threatened with a knife

French police shot dead a man, apparently of Afghan origin, armed with a knife who had threatened them in the Paris suburbs, prosecutors and police said on Wednesday.

by Roselet Sheena Merli

Updated: Apr 16, 2020 16:30 IST

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French Police patrolling on bicycles noticed a man armed with a long knife in La Courneuve in the northeastern Paris suburbs, police said in a statement. 
The man threatened the police and then thew himself towards them. The police then shot at him multiple times.

The man has been found to be born in Afghanistan. Another police source said, "No theory is ruled out but it appears no comments of terrorist nature were made."

A Sudanese man had on 4 April gone on a stabbing rampage in the country's southeast, killing two people. He has since been charged with terror-related offences. France has been on terror alert since a wave of deadly jihadist bombings and shootings in Paris in 2015. Protection Status