Knife Jihad: French police ‘hunt knifeman who attacked passengers at Paris Metro stations and Lyon rampage’

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There has been a vicious spike of knife attacks in France in the past week. Indiscriminate stabbings at Metro stations in Paris and Lyon are much in keeping with ISIS exhortations to knife jihad.

Police say a man armed with a knife attacked passengers in the Paris rail system at random, before fleeing into the night.

In Lyon, five were reportedly injured after a “knifeman” bursts into French hotel and “stabs at random before going on rampage in nearby McDonalds.”

French police ‘hunt knifeman who attacked passengers at Paris Metro stations’

French police 'hunt knifeman who attacked passengers at Paris Metro stations'
Photo: AFP
Police in Paris have launched a manhunt to track down a knifeman who attacked people indiscriminately at Metro stations in Paris on Thursday night, according to reports.

According to Le Parisien newspaper the attacker stabbed a man three times at around 9.15pm on Thursday as he was travelling on Line 7 near the Metro station Riquet in north eastern Paris.

It is not believed the attacker knew his victim, who was helped by witnesses and paramedics before being taken to hospital. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

The knifeman fled the scene but just before 11pm a passenger told staff at the Metro station Jacques Bonsergent, not far from Place de la Republique on line 5, that he had been attacked by a man holding a knife. He was not injured in the incident.

Police believe it was the same attacker, according to Le Parisien.

Then at around 12.50am two travellers at nearby Gare de L’Est told security staff they too had been subject to an attempted attack by a man armed with a knife. Again police believe the attacker was the same as the one involved in the first two incidents.

A description of the knifeman was not included in the report.

The map above shows Riquet, furthest to the north, Gare de l’Est in the middle, and Jacques Bonsergent to the south. Photo: GoogleMaps

While France remains on high alert due to the threat of terror attacks there has been no suggestion yet from police that Thursday’s reported stabbing and attempted stabbings were motivated by terrorism. Specialist regional transport police have been placed in charge of the investigation, Le Parisien reports.

Prosecutors in Paris have so far not commented on the reports.A spokesman from Paris transport authority RATP told The Local that they were forced to call out paramedics at around 9.15 to treat an injured passenger at Riquet Metro station. The inured man was taken to hospital by paramedics.

They had no reports on the other two reported incidents.

AT LEAST seven people are feared injured after a knifeman went on a stabbing spree near an airport, according to reports.

BREAKING: Knifeman leaves at least four injured in France horror attack

AT least four people have been injured after a knifeman went on the rampage in France.

By Katie Mansfield, The Express, Jan 17, 2017:

The knifeman stabbed four people in an attack near Lyon this evening.

Police said the man, thought to be 20-years-old stabbed a woman at a hotel restaurant near Place du Dauphine and ran away to a nearby McDonald’s.

Three people were injured in the McDonald’s stabbing in Tignieu-Jameyzieu before the suspect fled the scene to get on a bus.

Dietlind Baudoin, the prosecutor of the Republic of Bourgoin-Jallieu, said: “One person was more seriously injured at the neck.”

The suspect was later arrested on a bus.

Police ruled out terrorism and said the suspect has been admitted to hospital.

Mental illness which means Islam.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    No random attack ever involves terrorists, with the great influx of muslim colonists, there are bound to be a few mentally unstable specimens, that is western europe’s story, they are sticking to it.

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    Need better security, the Israelis would probably have caught Knifeman much earlier.

    • Merlinever

      AlgorithmicAnalyst: Agreed. After all, how can the French catch an Islamic terrorist if they can’t/won’t even admit that that’s what they’re looking for?

  • ColonelNeville

    We are in a global asymmetrical war. Act accordingly.

  • carpe diem 36

    And those stinking French are anti Israel and anti Semites. I am happy every time I hear of a Muslim killing or injuring French people. This is how God is paying them back for what they do to Israel ad the Jews..

    • Jim Fox

      Muslim troll.

  • Merlinever

    When will the French ever learn? The longer, and the greater degree to which, you ignore a problem, the worse the problem will get.
    If the French would just get their heads out of their derrieres and get all the Muslims out of their country, they wouldn’t be enduring all these horrors.
    But in today’s world it seems to be the case that the more glaringly obvious something is the less likely people will be to acknowledge it.

  • Drew the Infidel

    This is the “knife jihad” terrorist have found popular along with vehicles as in the case at Ohio State. Give the French their gun rights and watch this crap come to a screeching halt. After all, Clausewitz himself stated, “War is diplomacy by other means.” Be safe, be trained, be alert.

  • BEVERLEY HUGHES

    These stupid b–tards don’t realise they are helping Le Pen get more votes. I hope she wins and kicks the lot of them back to the swamps they love so much.

  • Jack

    It reminds me of the old days in the Soviet Union, all politically or religiously motivated crimes were “mental illness”. The advantages of that were they avoided a trial where the accused could make a political or religious statement and the authorities could incarcerate someone indefinitely. Also the stigma of the label delegitimized anything the individual had to say, thereafter.

  • Jack

    It’s a shame they didn’t have our 3 military men on board as a couple of years ago when it was an AK47. I will point out as hard as it might be to do, and it is counter-intuitive but if this knifeman is rushed by 3 or more probably 2 or more he will not prevail.

  • joe1429

    The convenient “mental disorder” excuse again

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    “Mental illness” the new go-to excuse for islamic terrorism. I wonder if this will lead to mental illness being the go-to defense for defense lawyers defending muslum terrorists — especially if law enforcement’s official determination of motive is mental illness?

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