Three French policemen who were part of the increased security around Jewish institutions after the recent terrorist attacks in Paris were attacked by a knife-wielding terrorist in the city of Nice on Tuesday. Two of the policemen were slightly injured; the third was unharmed. The attacker was captured at the scene.
The Guardian detailed the attack:
The man had two knives but had only used one, according to a deputy mayor from Nice city hall. The soldiers were guarding a building housing the Jewish Consistory of Nice, Radio Shalom and another Jewish association in the southern city on the Côte d’Azur.
A police source told AFP that just before 2 p.m. while the three soldiers were patrolling together, a man who had been passing on the pavement turned and “violently attacked one of the soldiers with a big knife, aiming for his face or neck”. Another soldier was wounded in the arm while grabbing the attacker.
Both soldiers were treated at the scene.
The attacker was subdued with the help of “two tram workers” who happened to be at the scene.
USA Today adds “Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said the attacker had an identity card with the name Moussa Coulibaly.” Coulibaly is the same surname as the terrorist who attacked a Kosher market in Paris last month. It is not known if there is any relation between the two as it is a “common surname for families of Malian descent.”
—Courtesy of Truth Revolt