Just one day after the savage terror attack in Florida, a terrorist linked to the Islamic State brutally stabbed a police commander to death outside his suburban Paris home — and broadcast a recording of the attack live online.
The commander’s partner and the terrorist were later found dead inside the home after a three-hour standoff with police. French officials said Tuesday that the terrorist recorded the deadly attack and posted it on Facebook Live for the world to see.
The couple’s 3-year-old was in the house in Magnanville, about 35 miles west of Paris, but was unharmed. A police official said that at one point in the video the attacker puzzled over what to do with the child.
The Islamic State’s Amaq news agency cited an unnamed source as saying an ISIS fighter carried out the attack late Monday. While the extremist group has not officially claimed responsibility, French President Francois Hollande said it was “incontestably a terrorist act” and that France faces a threat “of a very large scale.”
Two people close to the attacker, identified as 25-year-old Larossi Abbala, were detained, authorities said Tuesday. They gave no details about them.
France has been on particularly high alert as it hosts Europe’s top sporting event, the monthlong European Championship soccer tournament, and is still under a state of emergency after the November ISIS attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.
Hollande held an emergency security meeting Tuesday.
“France is not the only country concerned (by the terrorist threat), as we have seen, again, in the United States, in Orlando,” he said.
Abbala was from the nearby suburb of Mantes-la-Jolie and was sentenced in 2013 to three years in prison for recruiting fighters for jihad in Pakistan, according to two police officials. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to be publicly named discussing investigations.
Two other security officials who also spoke on condition of anonymity said Abbala recorded a video during the knife attack. One official said the assailant posted the video on Facebook Live, the social media site’s live feed.
A Facebook profile bearing the name Larossi Abballa — which vanished from the internet early Tuesday — showed a photo of a smiling, bearded man. Two recent posts featured videos critical of Israel and Saudi Arabia. The last publicly available post was a mock-up of the European Championship logo, highlighting what the poster said were masonic and occult symbols.
“Some will say we see evil everywhere!” Abballa said in a message posted about 18 hours before the attack.
On Tuesday, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve visited the police station in the suburb of Les Mureaux where 42-year-old Jean-Baptiste Salvaing worked. Police did not identify his partner but said she was an administrator for police in Mantes-La-Jolie.
Cazeneuve said more than 100 people seen as potential threats have been arrested in France this year, including in recent weeks.
France, like other countries in Europe, has seen a series of stabbings aimed at police officers or soldiers and carried out by Muslim radicals. ISIS has encouraged its supporters to stage such attacks.
In Paris, the Eiffel Tower was lit up Monday night in the colors of a rainbow to honor victims of Saturday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that killed at least 49 people. The gunman declared his allegiance to ISIS in phone calls to police, but his motives remain unclear.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Main Street says
France, Britain and the U.S. give token opposition to these haters. Political correctness is to blame.
It is time to take a good look who you are letting into the country. If you cannot get all there information they should not be let in. The Extreme Muslim Terrorists want to kill people that are not Muslims and they will even kill Muslims that do not agree with them and will not let them kill non Muslims. This has to stop and the Muslims have to stop it, they will get help from other countries but they have to be the ones that take the lead and point out the EMT’s.. If they do not then the rest of the world will put barriers up, it is the only way to protect the non Muslim people.
Barbara Harris says
SAY IT LOUDER. DO IT EVERY DAY! THE MORE PEOPLE YOU CAN REACH JUST MIGHT “WAKE UP” BEFORE THEY ARE KILLED BY THESE ANIMALS!
Buddy Sherrill says
We need Trump to take over and get the Muslims out of our government and out of the USA think about these Muslims who was in New York celebrating 911 and all the mask and no one came forward to warm us. Our president instead of put the blame on our ability to get guns instead of the Muslims because he is one;. Wants to let them into the USA and not the Christians who are suffering terrible persecution at the hands of these animals. All of the countries are trying to get rid except Obama and the Democrats who are too stupid to know better!!!
Please do not call them animals! Animals only kill for food and self defense. Those are devils spawn, not human beings or animals
S strand says
Perfectly stated, and the truth.
NO, OBOMA, CLINTON AND THIER LIKES ARE TO BLAME… THIS IS ALL DUE TO YOU LIBERALS!!!
Delia Shamoon says
Here in the USA we need to change our tune against these terrorists that had been of pampering and a state of denial on calling them by name. We need a president that will protect us and take real action not a bunch of individuals that are sleeping with them and are afraid to fight them. We have the best and most powerful military force. Let’s use it. They have no mercy we do not have to be merciful just because we do not want to offend them or our current President has Muslim roots. These terrorists are criminals no more pampering and political correctness with them.
L. Shamus McQuade says
The US France, UK and Russia better assemble an Allied Coalition to combine forces then go hunting for these vermin. They rear their ugly heads every hundred years or so. Now its time to settle an old score, kill them all. Just like the fanatical Japanese in WWII they fight to the death. So give em death…….lastly get these liberal progessives with their high moral tone fragile sensibilities and rabid push on their doctrines have allowed this caliphate to prosper….
Main Street says
@L. Shamus: If some U.S. B-52’s or the more modern fighter planes were unleashed on these haters, then they’d quiet down fast. They are a bunch of cowardly creeps acting up because the U.S. and Europe have weak leaders.
Semper Fi says
We don’t have any leaders.They are all cowards and bow down to obummer and all of them need to be voted out
How many Americans are still supporting KILLARY in November? And who has the balls to speak-out the truth. The President was raised a MUSLIM for grade school and was drilled for many years to support the Muslim faith……….as always, he says one thing, but you and I know he LIES LIKE A CHEAP RUG!
HE SHOULD RESIGN IN SHAME……….FOR NOT DOING HIS JOB TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND GET OFF THE GOLF COURSES FOR A WHILE, raising more money for Killary, who already received BILLIONS from the various Muslim nations for the CLINTON FOUNDATION, that is based on 15% to the poor and 85% for Billy and me. Of course, now she will promise us a change, just to get your vote.
I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF HAVING TO BE PC BECAUSE IT MAY OFFEND SOMEONE THAT IS OUT TO KILL ME AND MY FAMILY…….I HAVE NEVER BEEN PC AND I DON’T GET A CRAP WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME BECAUSE UNLESS YOU HAVE WALKED IN MY SHOES, GOD WILL BE MY JUDGE. NOT ANYONE ELSE. YOU REEP WHAT YOU SOW AND MY GOD IS A MERCILESS GOD BUT A VERY FORGIVEN GOD. I AM AN AMERICAN AND DAMN PROUD OF IT REGARDLESS OF THE SPINELESS IDIOT THAT IS RUNNING MY COUNTRY INTO THE GROUND AND GIVING IT AWAY PIECE BY PIECE!!!!!!!!!
There are thousands and thousands of people that think like you keep it up and tell your neighbor and if they don’t like it walk past them and tell the next one Obama has to go and Hillary hell no !
Justin W says
Once again we see what passes for humanity with ISIS. This group and its sympathizers are all uncivilized and a menace to every person on earth.
That my friend is the biggest reason that I will not surrender anything I have to exterminate the crazy Radical islamist and muslims.
A lot of them are in our U.S, as peace loving people , but with what has happened the last couple of months, I don’t know how much trust I would have in them at this time. They want Sharia law , thats a big NO. They still believe in the Koran amd are suppose to kill all that don’t believe in ALLAH , so there I don’t believe in it myself. It is not legal inside the USA , and neither are they . Read the 1952 law that President Jimmy Carter used to send them back . What obama has done to the laws that protect the people of the USA has been stomped on over and over again, so has hillary did the same . That brothers and Sisters shows that they detest the USA . That is treason and aiding and abetting the enemy . We are getting over run by foreigners that we know nothing about . Get obamas ass out of office Generals , go your job and get him out . It don’t make a damn if he does think he is above the laws . We the people want him arrested . And don’t forget hillary … TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP 2016
Trump had brought out the best in you! You must be really proud.
Grammar and punctuation errors aside, Crockett is actually right. If you have a more viable solution, then present it. I will either agree or tear it to shreds with logical reason.
What’s sad is the fact that people are dying and families are destroyed because PC liberals control our country and hold the majority in terms of citizen demographics by party affiliation. You can thank illegal immigrant amnesty for that. It’s no secret that illegal immigrants tend to be highly uneducated and understand very little English, so adding them to the voting process yields results as we have been experiencing. It’s their way of dumbing down the citizens with socialization in public schools, media, television, music, etc. to boot.
You should really learn to educate yourself and exercise logical reason. You’re part of the problem until you stop criticizing solutions while failing to offer a viable solution yourself. Make sure it’s not anything that has failed miserably throughout history.
Anxiously awaiting your genius ideas lmao
UNCLE VLADDI says
The French government has actually made LAWS restricting the French media from reporting on cases like this, all in order to defend their poor “muslim victims” narrative.
Nellie McConnell says
The media does the same here. San Diego area. Muslim woman with 3 kids moved out of Muslim community. Kids came home from school and found her beat up. She died at hospital! News reports, big headlines! Hate crime! Shevhad filed for divorce. Her husband killed her! Honor killing! VERY SMALL ARTICLE ON INSIDE PAGE ABOUT HONOR KILLING!
NEWS DON’T WANT TO OFFEND MUSLIMS.
THERE ARE SOME GOOD PEOPLE IN MUSLIMS. MY ONE MD IS FROM PAKISTAN. BEEN HERE 40 YEARS. THEY ARE AMERICANS AND DON’T LIKE WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE TERRORS.
WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY TERRORS ARE IN OUR COUNTRY!
Diversity seems to be the #1 problem. It’s great as long as everyone is socially advanced enough to understand everyone else is different and can welcome those, be accommodating and explore the good things about that particular culture. It’s hard to be accommodating to those who wish to kill or enslave you. Therefore diversity to work one must be very selective in accomodations. Having it forced doesn’t work.
I truly wild animals have moved from suspicion in the city.
Make unprecedented crime against innocent and civilized part of the world.
They are idiots, animals,,,!!! “@aaaaannnniiiimmmaaallllsss….
Perhaps the truth will set the stupes who are tolerant of these rabid cockroaches will change their minds
doris bushey says
Mr Trump is my hero. He tells it like it is and he tell the truth. I believe he is the man to help get our country back to where it was. He can’t do it alone, he is standing out there, putting his own money on the line while the other polititins and getting help from the evil doers in Washington. Mr Trump started out standing alone and the people of this country are taking up the cry with him. Make America strong again. Triump loves America and will save us, he only needs America to back him up against the evil, greedy, lying people who are only after what they can take and make from our country regardless of what happens They have sold us out and are trying to take away all we have stood for ever since our country was formed and fought for, our boys dying and shedding their blood for our liberty and founding principals that made our country great. Thank you Mr Trump, I believe The Lord our God is behind you and his people will stand too.. I believe God is in control and I believe Mr Trump is His right hand man here in America and I pray for Gods protection over Mr Trump. I believe Mr Trump has the wisdom to bring our country out of the financial pit we are in and he knows the right men who are politically wise enough to help him. Keep him in your prayers and stand strong with him.