The French Police fired shots this morning in the Paris metro to a woman covered in abaya and veil who had shouted “Allahu Akbar“ (Allah is great) and had a threatening attitude towards the passengers. A team from the BAC (the Anticriminal Brigade) intervened to try to intercept her, but the woman refused to show her hands and they finally shot her.
It happened at the station Biblioteca François Mitterrandalthough previously several passengers had called the Police to warn of the presence of a woman who was wandering around the network and threatening users.
The woman has been shot eight times, according to the Paris Prosecutor’s Office, and one of them hit her in the belly. She is hospitalized, with a serious prognosis. Explosive detection canine teams have moved to the station, which has been evacuated, but have found nothing suspicious.
According to police sources revealed to the AFP agency, the agents managed to isolate the woman in the suburban, that threatened to explode, but did not obey the instructions of the agents. The Prefect of the Police, Laurent Nuñez, explained in a press conference that the woman was known to the Police for similar acts that occurred in 2021.
The Prosecutor’s Office has opened two investigations, one for advocacy of terrorism and “act of intimidation against a trustee of public authority”, and another to clarify the use of weapons by the agents. This has been entrusted to the General Inspection of the National Police (IGPN).