Knife Attack at Paris Police Headquarters Leaves 4 Dead

  
Via:  krishna  •  3 weeks ago  •  25 comments

Knife Attack at Paris Police Headquarters Leaves 4 Dead
The employee moved methodically from his office, up the stairs and back down, killing one woman and three men as he went

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An unusual building located somewhere in France. .Credit: Architectural Digest

The employee, a 45-year-old man who worked in computer services for the intelligence division of the Paris police, moved methodically from his office, up the stairs and back down, killing one woman and three men as he went, police union officials told French television.

The attack immediately raised fears of a return to  the waves of terrorism that hit Paris in 2015  and 2016, which included assaults on the police, although officials were looking elsewhere for a motive, at least for now.

Discontent among police officers was already rising before the attack, and the authorities will almost certainly be asked to explain how a man with a knife was able to enter a heavily secured Police Headquarters filled with armed officers and kill four people before finally being brought down.

The unhappiness and disquiet plaguing the French police have led to a record number of suicides and to  a mass demonstration by officers through Paris  on Wednesday, the biggest in nearly 20 years.

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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

The suspect, a 20-year-veteran of the force, was not immediately identified by the police. He struck in his own office first before going upstairs to kill two more colleagues, Mr. Jacob, the union official, said. By then, the alarm had been raised. As the attacker entered the sprawling courtyard, traversed by thousands of visitors every day, a police officer took out his weapon and shot him, officials said.

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

The attacker had converted to Islam, according to a police spokesman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in accordance with police protocols. The spokesman added that that was just one element of the investigation, and that his conversion “doesn’t mean that he is radicalized.”

 
 
 
WallyW
2.1  WallyW  replied to  Krishna @2    3 weeks ago
The attacker had converted to Islam.   
Why are we not surprised?
The spokesman added that that was just one element of the investigation and that his conversion “doesn’t mean that he is radicalized.”
Oh, of course not  jrSmiley_99_smiley_image.jpg
 
 
 
Krishna
3  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

Apologies for duplicate seed-- computer was slow so I thought I had to re-post it.

Anyway I deleted the other one so now there should only be one copy posted (this one)-- although I've noticed that sometimes duplicate seeds stay up on front page for a few minutes after one is deleted, But it should be OK now.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
3.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Krishna @3    3 weeks ago

I thought it was an exercise in quantum mechanics?

 
 
 
Krishna
3.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  dave-2693993 @3.1    3 weeks ago
I thought it was an exercise in quantum mechanics?

Well perhaps it was...in a manner of speaking...jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
dave-2693993
3.1.2  dave-2693993  replied to  Krishna @3.1.1    3 weeks ago

BTW, what happened to your nurse photo?

 
 
 
Krishna
3.1.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  dave-2693993 @3.1.2    3 weeks ago

BTW, what happened to your nurse photo?

Nurse photo? What nurse photo? 

I doan know nuthin 'bout no nurse photo!

 
 
 
dave-2693993
3.1.4  dave-2693993  replied to  Krishna @3.1.3    3 weeks ago

hmmm? Must have been part of that top secret experiment.

Well, I can donate a very pretty UKRANIAN nurse. Okay, okay, okay, so she is not really a nurse and only played the part of a nurse. A UKRANIAN one. That has to count for something these days. Maybe the second most popular topic the past couple of weeks, even.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
4  dave-2693993    3 weeks ago

I guess we may see what the investigation uncovers...?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @4    3 weeks ago

The European countries including Great Britain have made it a crime to release such information (if it may hurt someone's feelings).

 
 
 
dave-2693993
4.1.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    3 weeks ago

That is my concern Buzz.

 
 
 
Freefaller
4.1.2  Freefaller  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    3 weeks ago
The European countries including Great Britain have made it a crime to release such information (if it may hurt someone's feelings).

Buzz is that hyperbole and rhetoric or an actual law that you can provide a link to?

 
 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.3    3 weeks ago

Actually, I'm really surprised that they released that the perpetrator had recently converted to Islam.  That's supposed to be a secret.

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
5  jungkonservativ111    3 weeks ago

Ban all sharp knives. They are designed only to cut things. We dont need them in society. Only licensed chefs should be allowed to have sharp knives

 
 
 
Krishna
5.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @5    3 weeks ago
Only licensed chefs should be allowed to have sharp knives

OK-- but should non-chefs (or perhaps people who cook and think they are great chefs but are really bad cooks) at least be allowed to have dull knives?

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
5.1.1  jungkonservativ111  replied to  Krishna @5.1    3 weeks ago

Maybe if they register it and take classes to learn how to use them responsibly. They should also agree to wrap themselves in bubble wrap when using them to keep insurance costs down

 
 
 
Krishna
5.1.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @5.1.1    3 weeks ago

Or...maybe just plain Saran wrap?

(At least that way their motives would be transparent?)

 
 
 
squiggy
5.1.3  squiggy  replied to  Krishna @5.1    2 weeks ago

“...at least be allowed to have dull knives?”

That’s what you tell people - there’s not total confiscation, until there is. Anyhow, we all know some guy with a stone who can turn a dull knife into a sharp one - and it’s Anarchy City.

 
 
 
Freefaller
5.2  Freefaller  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @5    3 weeks ago
Ban all sharp knives.

That's a silly suggestion.  Knives don't kill people, people kill people. Obviously we should ban people

 
 
 
Krishna
5.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @5    3 weeks ago
Ban all sharp knives. They are designed only to cut things. We dont need them in society. Only licensed chefs should be allowed to have sharp knives

Knives are dangerous, Here's what he was able to do with a knife before the police could bring him down:

 a man with a knife was able to enter a heavily secured Police Headquarters filled with armed officers and kill four people before finally being brought down.

He killed four people!

(Now imagine if, instead of a knife, his weapon was an AK-15 with a bump stock and a large magazine.What would your estmate be of the number of people he could've mowed down in the same about of time? 4?

Or maybe just 1 or 2?

Or would the AK-15, bump stock, and large capacity magazine enable him to murder even a few more than 4?

 
 
 
squiggy
5.3.1  squiggy  replied to  Krishna @5.3    2 weeks ago

“...imagine if, instead of a knife, his weapon was an AK-15 with a bump stock and a large magazine.What would your estmate be of the number of people he could've mowed down in the same about of time? 4?”

One. 

He used a knife for stealth, killing one lone victim at a time. A burst of gunfire would have brought a police reaction sooner.

The killer died at the end of a gun.

 
 
 
It Is ME
6  It Is ME    3 weeks ago

France should follow in Germany's footsteps !

https://voiceofeurope.com/2019/05/german-states-to-ban-knives-in-public-places-due-to-drastic-surge-in-attacks/

"German states to ban knives in public places due to drastic surge in attacks"

At least France Banned Plastic "CUT"lery ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

Time to take it a step further I say. jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
Krishna
6.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  It Is ME @6    3 weeks ago
Time to take it a step further I say.

(See comment # 5.3, above)

 
 
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