French police shoot down radical Islamist after stabbing agent in Nantes

The 39-year-old aggressor was registered in the file of people with terrorist radicalization.

A man stabbed a municipal police this Friday near the French town of Nantes and he was arrested shortly after he fled with the victim’s service weapon, who was seriously injured.

The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced on Twitter that the gendarmes had “neutralized the individual suspected of the attack.”

The man he was listed as a radical Islamist and has died as a result of injuries sustained during a shooting prior to his arrest, authorities announced.

The assailant, who went by the name Ndiaga Dieye and was 39 years old, was registered in the file of people with terrorist radicalizationInterior Minister Gérald Darmanin, who was quickly displaced when fighting the facts, told the press.

The attack on the municipal agent took place in La Chapelle sur Erdre at around 10 a.m. local time (08.00 GMT), when the author entered the police station and stabbed him several times in his lower limbs, according to BFM TV.

The National Gendarmerie asked the population on Twitter to avoid the area, in which a large police device was deployed to locate the aggressor, with some 240 gendarmes and two helicopters.

Fled by car

The aggressor, whose motivations are still unknown, fled the place by car but he is believed to have continued his escape on foot after officers located his “crashed” vehicle.

“I refuse to attacks against police officers become commonplace. You have to combat this barbarism and never get used to it, absolutely never, “said on Twitter the far-right leader Marine Le Pen, the first politician to react to what happened.

French police officers report feeling unprotected Given the recent attacks against them and on May 19 they demonstrated to demand more means and a more firm hand of Justice in the convictions of their aggressors.

Darmanin himself attended that massive protest in Paris as a sign of support that, according to the organizers, brought together some 35,000 people and also had the participation of Le Pen and other politicians.