Police shoot armed man near Metz

Police shoot armed man near Metz - Police have shot and wounded a man armed with a knife after he attacked officers inside a police barracks in eastern France on Monday. Shortly before the knifeman struck the police facility near Metz, the local police operations centre received warning that an atrocity was to be committed in the name of the Islamic State.

Several hours after the attack, there had been no claims of responsibility. A judicial source said the national antiterrorist prosecutor was not investigating the case at this stage. The knifeman wounded one officer in the hand before he was shot and later taken to hospital. France’s Interior Minister Christophe Casternar praised the cool response of the officers

The incident will raise further questions over security at police facilities.

In October, an information technology assistant at the police headquarters in central Paris went on a knife rampage inside the building, killing four people before he was shot dead. He had converted to Islam a decade earlier.

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