French police have one terror suspect in custody and are on a manhunt for another terror suspect after two separate attacks today.
In Paris, a knife-wielding man attacked police while shouting “Allah Akbar,” while in Burgundy a hammer-wielding man attacked two women in a park while shouting ISIS slogans.
Regarding the attack on police in Paris, the Daily Mail reports:
A knife wielding man has attacked a French soldier outside a Metro station in Paris today while praising Allah.
The attacker approached the soldier from behind and then lunged at him with the blade at Chatelet metro station at 6.30am this morning.
The victim managed to wrestle him to the ground and he was arrested by armed police as he shouted ISIS slogans.
The unidentified man is said to have rushed at a patrol of soldiers wearing combat uniforms and brandishing assault rifles.
‘He was restrained, and nobody was injured,’ said a source investigating the case on Friday morning.
The man was taken to the main Chateletpolice station, and now faces a range of terrorist charges.
While no one was hurt in that case, two women were injured in the attack in Burgundy:
— Préfet de Saône-et-Loire (@Prefet71) September 15, 2017
Two women were injured on Friday by an attacker wielding a hammer and shouting Allahu Akbar in the eastern French town of Chalon-sur-Saone in Burgundy, local officials said.
The local prosecutor’s office said witnesses of the attack in a public park of the town center heard the attacker shout Allahu Akbar while hitting the women, who were taken to hospital but whose life is not in danger.
Prosecutors said they were treating the incident as a possible terror attack, but also did not rule out the possibility the attacker was deranged.
The attacker was still on the run on Friday afternoon, police said.
Earlier this week, French authorities announced they had foiled 12 terror attacks already this year:
— CAT (@CAT_Centre) September 12, 2017
Including the attacks today in Paris and Burgundy, France has already seen 10 terrorist incidents in 2017. Last month I reported here at PJ Media on an attack on anti-terrorism police at the Eiffel Tower, and a car-ramming attack targeting soldiers who were part of Operation Sentinel, the French anti-terror surge involving thousands of soldiers and police:
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) August 9, 2017
#France has now upped the # of potential jihadists on its terror watch list to 18,500 from 16,000 6 months ago. Mind boggling Figure.
— Olivier Guitta (@OlivierGuitta) August 6, 2017
Meanwhile, police in the UK are searching for a suspect in the IED explosion on the London underground earlier today that has injured 22:
— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) September 15, 2017
Authorities have not given a motive for the arrest of a man wielding a knife in a busy Birmingham shopping district earlier today:
Terrorism incidents and arrests continue to skyrocket across Europe, continuing a trend that has escalated over the past few years:
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) June 16, 2017