Knifeman, who shouts religious slogans over the Prophet, is taken to hospital after attacking Cannes police officers. Their bulletproof vests saved them.

  • After attacking three officers from the Cannes Police Department, Knifeman was shot and left with serious injuries.
  • Staff outside the main Police Commissariat were threatened ‘in honor of the Prophet’
  • Source says that he “pulled open the car door and began to stabbing” at 6am. 

After a knifeman shouting religious slogans attacked three police officers in Cannes, France’s French coastal resort, today prompted the opening of a terrorist inquiry.

This attack took place shortly after 6 a.m. this morning, when an unidentified male threatened employees outside the Police Commissariat of the town “in the name and honor of the Prophet”.

A source from the investigation said that ‘He opened a vehicle door and began to stabbing. Officers wearing bulletproof vests saved them all.

A file photograph of the main Police Commissariat in the French seaside resort of Cannes

A file photograph of the main Police Commissariat in the French seaside resort of Cannes

“The car’s driver tried to get away while the passenger in the back of it opened fire and left the man severely injured.

He had shouted religious slogans in reference to the Prophet all through the attack. Now, the knifeman is in critical condition in hospital in Cannes.

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin tweets: ‘A Cannes Policeman was stabbed to death.

“The attacker was defeated by his coworkers. “I am immediately going to Cannes this morning, and I offer my full support to the National Police as well as to the Town of Cannes.” 

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin tweeted that a policeman was stabbed and wounded

Gerald Darmanin (French Interior Minister) tweeted that a French Policeman had been stabbed.

David Lisnard, the mayor of Cannes, said one of the officers 'responded with his gun'

David Lisnard (the mayor of Cannes) said that one of the officers “responded using his gun”.

David Lisnard (the mayor of Cannes) said that one of the officers had responded by firing his gun. 

“There have been no casualties and circumstances surrounding the attack are currently being investigated.”

They both confirmed the fact that this inquiry is being conducted by anti-terrorism specialists.

This shooting comes after a string of knife, bomb and gun attacks by Al Qaeda operatives in France that began in 2015.

2015 -- Soldiers evacuate victims after the terror attack in Paris in November 2015 which saw suicide bombers target the Stade de France, cafes, restaurants and the Bataclan

2015 — Soldiers help evacuate Paris victims following the November 2015 terror attack that saw suicide bombers strike the Stade de France and cafes as well as restaurants, hotels, and the Bataclan.

It was November 2015 that saw 130 victims die in Paris in one of the most deadly terrorist attacks in history.

Suicide bombers who pledged their allegiances to ISIS attacked the Stade de France cafes and restaurants as well as the Bataclan music venue. 90 people were killed.

Two Al Qaeda-linked gunmen from Paris broke into Charlie Hebdo’s offices earlier in the year. This left 17 dead and three others outside.

A 19-tonne truck that was only 20 miles from Cannes, drove into crowds and killed 86 people in July 2016.

2016 -- In July 2016, 86 people were killed and more than 400 injured when a 19 tonne truck was deliberately driven into crowds on the seafront promenade at Nice

2016 — A 19-ton truck deliberately drove into people on Nice’s beachfront promenade in July 2016. This resulted in 86 deaths and over 400 injuries.

It turned out that the terrorist was a Tunisian Immigrant, and he was killed by police.

Two ISIS terrorists killed an 86-year old Catholic priest in Normandy during the same month.

In Nice, three victims were stabbed to death in October by a Tunisian Immigrant.

Regular knife attacks have occurred against law and order forces, resulting in the death of police officers.