France opens investigation into deadly stabbing of vacationer close to Eiffel Tower – JURIST


French anti-terrorism prosecutors said on Sunday that that they had opened an investigation into the deadly assault towards a 23-year-old German-Filipino vacationer close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday night.

The assault came about at round 9 pm on Saturday. After killing the German-Filipino vacationer with a knife, the attacker injured two different individuals, together with a 60-year-old French nationwide and a 66-year-old British nationwide, with a hammer. French Minister of Well being and Prevention, Aurélien Rousseau, confirmed that the lives of the injured weren’t in peril. The attacker has been arrested and is now in custody with the police.

The attacker is a 26-year-old French nationwide with Iranian dad and mom and was allegedly a radicalized by the Islamist State (IS). Since October 2023, he had been posting on social media platform X (previously generally known as Twitter) quite a few posts associated to Hamas, Gaza and Palestine. In a pre-recorded video, he had pledged allegiance to IS. A police supply instructed French media AFP that the attacker had already been arrested as soon as in 2016 by the Common Directorate of Inner Safety (DGSI) for a deliberate violent motion in La Défense and sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment in 2018. He was launched in 2022 after 4 years of detention. In line with the police supply, the attacker was shouting “Allah Akbar” when committing the crime. He told the police that he “may not bear to see Muslims die, each in Afghanistan and in Palestine,” and that France was “complicit in what Israel was doing.” He had additionally posted a video on-line claiming accountability for the assault.

French president Emmanuel Macron expressed his condolences to the household of the sufferer and known as for the investigation into the matter in order that “justice may be achieved within the identify of the French individuals.” He additionally ordered Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne to carry a safety assembly on Sunday, with the Ministers of Inside, Justice and Well being. Borne said on social media that “we is not going to give in to terrorism.”



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