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In Colombes, police officers shoot dead a man who threatened them with a knife

A man armed with a knife and shouting ” God is great “ threatened police officers in Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine), near Paris, before being shot, AFP learned on Friday, October 22 from police sources.

That man “Threw a bottle at the troops and a knife in his hand and shouted God is great as he approached the police “During a roadside check” without injuring police officers, a police source said.

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Wounded by bullets by the police “At basin level”, he died, said a second police source.

Known to the police

That man ” French “ is “Known for common law facts” and “Unknown to the file processing alerts for the prevention of terrorist radicalization” (FSPRT), according to these sources.

Born in 1990 and living in Aulnay-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis), he was known to the police for traffic, customs and narcotics offenses, said a police unionist.

“I salute the coolness of the Colombes police officers who neutralized a man threatening them with a knife. More than ever, we must remain vigilant and more than ever, the police are on the front line ”, tweeted the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin.

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“A neighborhood that feels abandoned”

Contacted by AFP, the EELV mayor of Colombes Patrick Chaïmovitch described the place as “A nice neighborhood, working-class housing, on a very temporary axis, between Bezons and La Défense, but it is also a neighborhood that has felt abandoned by the public authorities for years”.

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According to a police unionist, Petit-Colombes is also known for its shootings and settling of scores.

The Hauts-de-Seine judicial police and the IGPN, the police force are seized.

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