Police Officer Stabbed in Neck in Toulouse, France by Algerian with “Mental Issues”

A police officer was stabbed in the neck in Toulouse, France on Tuesday.

Authorities say the perpetrator, from Algeria, has “mental issues.”
Russia Today reported:

The attack took place in the Rempart Saint-Etienne prefecture of Toulouse.

The assailant, 31, had a psychiatric disorder and attacked the officer because she “represented France,” La Depeche du Midi news outlet reported.

The attacker entered the police station under the pretext of making a complaint. He was arrested by police.

The attacker was of Algerian origin, La Depeche Du Midi said. That has not been officially confirmed.

France has been on high alert following a series of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)-linked attacks since January 2015. The largest loss of life came in November 2015 when at least 130 people were killed in Paris. Following that attack, France introduced a state of emergency, which is ongoing.

A tragedy in Nice on July 14 of this year killed at least 84 people when a truck driven by an IS sympathizer plowed through a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations.

You Might Like

Comments

As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. The same applies to trolling, the use of multiple aliases, or just generally being a jerk. Enforcement of this policy is at the sole discretion of the site administrators and repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without warning. Guest posting is disabled for security reasons.

You Might Like