Attacker Shot and Killed on One Year Anniversary of Charlie Hebdo

On the one year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Paris police shot a man thought to be attacking a police station.

Officials say a man who was wearing a “fake suicide vest” and “carrying a knife” was shouting “Allahu Akbar!” (God is Great) “outside a police station in Goutte d’Or, near Montmartre, where police shot and killed him” as he attempted to enter the station, reported BBC.

“He was wielding a knife and bomb disposal experts were brought in after wires were seen extending from his body,” BBC added.

Explosive experts and a police robot checked the man’s body, but the belt he was wearing was a fake explosive device.

Local schools are on lock down for safety as police determine if he was acting alone. It has not yet been confirmed if this man was a terrorist or just troubled. However, “An image of the ISIS flag, printed on paper, was found on the man’s body, along with a handwritten note in Arabic from the man claiming responsibility for the attack,” CNN reported.

France is still reeling from the terrorist attacks on November 13 and since then “police have brought to light 25 offences related to terrorism.”

In a commemoration speech just moments earlier, French President Francois Hollande praised the courage and response of police during the Paris attacks saying the three officers “died so that we could live in freedom.”

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Esther Laurie is a staff writer at ChurchLeaders.com. Her background is in communication and church ministry. She believes in the power of the written word and the beauty of transformation and empowering others. When she’s not working, she loves running, exploring new places and time with friends and family. It’s her goal to work the word ‘whimsy’ into most conversations.