A KNIFEMAN shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he killed a female cop by stabbing her in the throat at a police station today.
The assailant was then reportedly shot dead by at least one of her colleagues. The attacker stormed the entrance to a police station in Rambouillet, near Paris at about 2.30pm local time.
Police said he burst in and shouted “Allahu Akbar” – meaning God is the greatest – as he launched the deadly attack.
A source told Le Parisien the officer was caught by surprise as she returned from lunch. Sadly the victim died of her injuries.
French media reported the assailant was hit by two bullets fired by police officers. He is believed to be Tunisian and arrived in France in 2009, according to Le Parisien.
Officials said the Versailles prosecutor is investigating but have not said if it is being treated as a terror-related incident.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Twitter: “A police officer was the victim of a knife attack at the Rambouillet police station.”
French Prime Minister Jean Castex will visit the town, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said.