Paris Terror Attack Targets Police on the Champs-Elysees, Suspect is Yet Another 'Known Wolf'
A man previously known to French authorities for radicalism has rammed his car into a bus filled with police on the iconic Champs-Élysées in the heart of Paris this afternoon.
This is yet another "Known Wolf" terror attack. Virtually all terror attacks are committed by someone already known to authorities:
Reports claim that the car exploded upon impact and that the suspect had an AK-47 but was reportedly killed at the scene:
The French interior minister has said the act appears to be deliberate:
French reports indicate that the still-unnamed suspect was on on the "fiche S" terror list for radicalism and previously known to authorities:
Less than two weeks ago, French police were attacked outside Notre Dame Cathedral by a hammer-wielding man who was upset about Syria:
And, as I reported here at PJ Media back in March, French police shot another "Known Wolf" attacker at the Orly Airport in Paris:
We've seen a number of ramming attacks in Europe (and the U.S., for that matter) since the Bastille Day attack in Nice last July:
I also reported here earlier this month following the London Bridge attacks that all three suspects were well-known to British authorities:
Before the Notre Dame and London Bridge attacks, I warned that we could be looking at another "Summer of Terror" similar to last year:
This past weekend, I reported on the most recent terror statistics from Europol showing that 2016 saw a record number of terror arrests.
But the rapid pace of attacks just this month gives indication that we may be on track to outpace last year's grim milestone. And the attack in Paris today gets added to my ever-growing list of "Known Wolf" terror attack reporting and chronicle of Western government inaction.
Below, find Poole's prior coverage of the "Known Wolf" scandal:
Dec. 15, 2014: Sydney Hostage Taker Another Case of ‘Known Wolf’ Syndrome
June 26, 2015: France’s Beheading Terrorist Was Well-Known By Authorities
May 23, 2017: Manchester Bomber Is Yet Another "Known Wolf"
June 4, 2017: At Least one London Bridge Terrorist Was a "Known Wolf"