Man shot when he attacked police in Avignon

Man shot when he attacked police in Avignon
Man shot when he attacked police in Avignon

An armed man attacked the police in the French city of Avignon this morning. The man was shot in the attack, French police say.

Oct 29 2020 12:01 PM

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The man is said to have shouted “Allahu akbar”, Arabic for God is greatest, when he attacked the police after threatening passers-by.

According to Reuters, French police shot and killed a man in Montfavet near Avignon in the south of France after he threatened passers-by with a handgun.

According to BFMTV, the man was shot, and there have been no reports of anyone else being injured.

CNews reports that the man who went on the attack was killed by the police.

The incident happened shortly after the knife attack on the Notre-Dame church in Nice, where several people were killed and one had his throat cut.

A security guard was also injured in a knife attack on the French consulate in the Saudi city of Jeddah on Thursday, according to the French embassy.

The Saudi security guard is being treated in hospital, but is not life-threateningly injured.

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