Paris: Failed stabbing attack by man shouting ‘Allah’

A failed stabbing attack on a soldier in Paris by a man who shouted “Allah” is under investigation.

A man with a knife was immediately arrested after attacking a soldier at the Chatelet subway station in central Paris at about 6:30 a.m. Friday morning. The soldier escaped unharmed.

The Paris prosecutor’s office says counter-terrorism investigators have opened a probe into the incident, based on preliminary examination of the attacker’s background.

The assailant made “remarks referring to Allah,” according to a police source quoted in French media, the Daily Star reported.

The soldier was carrying out a patrol as part of Operation Sentinelle, launched after the mass-casualty Islamic terror attacks in Paris, which claimed 130 lives in November 2015. The operation has expanded to several European cities threatened by ISIS and other Islamic terrorist organizations.

By: World Israel News Staff
With files from AP