The suspect is said to have forced his way into the embassy, which is located near the famous Champs-Élysées, at around 7.45am this morning
A security guard was killed outside the Qatari embassy in Paris and a suspect is now in custody.
The suspect is said to have forced his way into the embassy, which is located near the famous Champs-Élysées, at around 7.45am this morning.
When he entered the building, there was an argument with the security guard – who was then reportedly brutally beaten actu17.fr.
The 40-year-old attacker – who was already known to police – was reportedly arrested on the spot.
At the time of the attack, the suspect was said to have shouted “Allah Akbar,” adds actu17.
Emergency services rushed to the scene, but the 44-year-old victim could not be saved.
She was pronounced dead around 8.20am – sparking a murder investigation.
The killer’s motives have yet to be determined, but investigators have not ruled out a possible terrorist connection.
In November last year, a knife man reportedly shouted religious slogans before attacking three police officers in Cannes, southern France.
The attack happened last November when the man threatened employees outside the police headquarters in the resort town of Cannes.
“He opened a car door and started stabbing,” an investigative source said.
“The driver of the car tried to drive away while another opened fire in the back seat of the car, seriously injuring the man.
“He had shouted religious slogans related to the Prophet during the attack.
The knifeman is now in critical condition in a hospital in Cannes.”
Police said the knifeman was an immigrant to France who entered from Algeria via Italy and “intended to kill a police officer”.
Laurent Martin de Fremont, a local police union representative, said: “The attacker tricked the police into opening their car window saying he wanted information.
“Then he launched a savage attack, aimed at an officer’s chest. He was saved thanks to his bulletproof vest.
“The officer’s clothing and vest were in a catastrophic condition afterwards. This shows how determined the attacker was.
“The bulletproof vest was torn down to the metal plate. In other words, we’re dealing with someone who wanted to kill a police officer.”
The attacker came from the Algerian port city of Skikda and came to France via Italy.
“He obtained a residence permit in Italy and came to France to commit his crime,” said David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes.
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