Knife Attack At Police Headquarters in Paris Leaves 4 Dead

Four people are dead following a knife attack Thursday at the police headquarters in Paris, France.  

The victims include three police officers and an administrative worker, NBC News is reporting. 

Authorities believe the perpetrator of the attack was a 45-year-old IT employee for the department, who worked there for approximately 16 years. 

Responding officers eventually shot and killed the attacker before he could wound or kill more people.  No motive has been established as of yet. 

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo mourned the loss on Twitter, writing, “Paris cries for its own this afternoon after this terrible attack at the @prefpolice. Heavy casualties, several police officers lost their lives. On my behalf and that of Parisians, my first thoughts go to the families of the victims and their loved ones.”

She added, “During the Paris Council, we will pay tribute to the victims and will salute the unfailing commitment of police forces serving the security of Parisians. We know what we owe them.”  

France prohibits one from carrying a knife on their person unless its “for good reason,” meaning it’s directly related to their profession, according to Wikipedia.  Police also have full power to declare any knife a prohibited item and subsequently confiscate it.  

Stay tuned for updates.  

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  • Robert Messmer October 5, 2019, 12:16 am

    How many dead gendarmes before France decides to arm the cops? They lost one or more during the Charlie Hebdo attack. I think they lost one or more during the Muslim terror romp that occurred within 24 hours after now [Thank God] Ex-President Obama bragging that ‘we have Isis contained”. And now a mass knifing at the police station.

  • alex October 4, 2019, 9:21 pm

    stupid frogs with their gun control,look how that’s working out for them.

  • Greg October 4, 2019, 10:47 am

    Any loss of life is unfortunate. However this is just one more piece of evidence that a determined killer is not slowed down by any law. The number of things in this world that can be used to kill is nearly infinite. The number of things that can be used to effectively defend is limited.

    Things used by mass killers and serial killers that are still legal in most places.
    cars
    trucks
    fertilizer
    knives
    airplanes
    rope
    hammers
    shovels
    poison
    drugs
    gasoline
    matches
    etc

    When we get to the point where you have to have a license to purchase propane for your bbq grill and go through a background check for your matches so that you can slice the meat with your federally registered knife before you serve it on your plastic playschool plates (recyclable of course) to your guests who walked to your house or rode there in autonomous cars, then you will finally feel what it will be like to live in a nanny state. Oh wait, there may not be meat…

  • John Stanton October 4, 2019, 10:36 am

    So it is illegal in France to carry a knife. This asshole carried a knife. The law doesn’t do anything to prevent illegal behavior; it only makes the activity punishable by the law.

    So according to the logic of the anti-gun people in the United States, make all knives illegal. But they’ll have to differentiate between a butter knife and a Bowie. Just call them “assault” knives. Oh hell, just make them all illegal.

  • FALPhil October 4, 2019, 8:56 am

    One of the things missing from this article is that the perp is stone deaf.

    Why would people expect police to protect them from bad guys with guns, when they can’t even protect themselves from a handicapped geek with a knife?

    • Dr Motown October 9, 2019, 8:17 am

      Also an immigrant from Martinique who converted to Islam….more relevant than his being deaf

  • MagnumOpUS October 4, 2019, 6:37 am

    A tragic loss of lives..Send over that pencil necked Davidd Hagg Hogg to agitate for knife control, that\’ll fix it all up.

  • MagnumOpUS October 4, 2019, 6:36 am

    A tragic loss of lives..

    Send over that pencil necked Davidd Hagg Hogg to agitate for knife control, that’ll fix it all up.

  • hugo October 4, 2019, 5:50 am

    I think he used an assault knife. .the kind the military uses. No one needs that much knife.

    • Vic October 4, 2019, 8:25 am

      😂😂😂

  • Will Drider October 3, 2019, 5:10 pm

    Looks like France’s Knife Control Law is as effective as their Gun Control laws: worthless in preventing crime and only impacts Lawful Citizens. EXACTLY the same as the entire the Dem/Lib and anti-gun agenda.

    • Blasted Cap October 4, 2019, 7:43 am

      And they wonder why we make fun of them.

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