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Police shoot woman ‘wearing Islamic veil who threatened to blow herself up’ at busy Paris train station

today31/10/2023

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A woman has been shot by police after “threatening to blow herself up while screaming Allahu Akbar” and wearing an Islamic veil in Paris.

The victim was hit with at least one bullet during rush hour at the Bibliothèque François-Miterrand Metro station in Paris.


Officers managed to “isolate” the woman at the station – which lead to a stand-off.

Earlier this month, prime minister Elisabeth Borne put the country on its highest state of counter-terrorism alert after an assailant fatally stabbed a teacher and seriously wounded two others.

The victim was hit with at least one bullet during rush hour at the Bibliothèque François-Miterrand Metro station in Paris

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This morning, armed officers arrived at the station just after 8.30am to reports of a woman dressed in an Islamic veil who “threatened to blow herself up,” an investigating police source claims.

The unnamed woman was reportedly shot 50 minutes after police arrived at the scene.

She was left in a critical condition.

“According to police, she made threats and advocated terrorism,” the source told the Daily Mail.

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“Fearing for their safety, the police opened fire around 9.20am She was then injured in the stomach and evacuated immediately.”

The station remains closed with soldiers surrounded the area, and civilians evacuated.

A spokesman for the Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed that “two investigations have been opened, following the shooting and arrest of a woman on the RER C train line.”

He said she had been “reported for having uttered death threats after getting on a train in the Val-de-Marne’ suburbs.”

The station remains closed with soldiers surrounded the area, and civilians evacuated

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One investigation was against the woman for “apology for terrorism, death threats and acts of intimidation.”

The second investigation was also opened into “intentional violence with a weapon by a person holding public authority” – in this case a police officer.

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said there has been ongoing tension over the Hamas-Israel War in the Middle East.

President Emmanuel Macron has called for unity over the war.



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