Paris policeman and wife killed in Isis-linked terror attack
A man who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group stabbed a French policeman to death on Monday night before being killed when police moved in, sources close to the investigation said.
The man’s wife was also found dead when police stormed the house. A three-year-old boy was rescued alive. French prosecutors have launched an anti-terror probe into the attack in the Paris suburb of Magnanville that was apparently carried out by a neighbor of the family.
Witnesses told investigators the attacker may have shouted “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) as he stabbed the policeman repeatedly outside his home before holding the woman and the boy inside. The child was described in reports as the couple’s son.
The police officer who died was named in the French media as Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, described as an assistant chief in the nearby district of Les Mureaux.