Knife-wielding man shouting 'Allah' attacks French soldier at Paris subway station

MICHEL EULER  AFP  Getty

The soldier is reported to have tackled his attacker to the ground before he was arrested by armed police, the Independent reports.

In April, a 39-year-old police officer was shot dead by an Isis supporter on the Champs Elysee, while in February another knife attacker was gunned.

According to French media, the man made references to the Islamic State (IS) terror group during the attack, which took place at around 6.30 a.m., at the Chatelet metro station, reports Efe news.

The soldier quickly brought the man under control.

The man was taken to the main Chateletpolice station, and now faces a range of terrorist charges. The attacker detained by police.

Adam Silver Is Looking At Proposal To Reduce Players Resting
The NBA board of governors will vote on a proposal to significantly reform the draft lottery process, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Following that attack, the government launched an operation known as Sentinelle, deploying some 7,000 troops across the country to guard high-risk areas such as tourist sites and religious buildings.

France has been on terror alert after November 2015 and the soldier was from the Operation Sentinelle force assigned to protect prominent sites after deadly Islamic extremist attacks in recent years.

Two women were injured on Friday by an attacker wielding a hammer and shouting Allahu Akbar in the eastern French town of Chalon-sur-Saone in Burgundy, local officials said.

The Sentinelle is a French military operation created to deploy additional police and gendarmerie forces in the country after the January 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. Also in August, seven soldiers were left seriously injured when a BMW drove into them deliberately.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jose back to hurricane strength: North Carolina will feel some impacts
Sep 16, 2017 - 01:00
The official forecast track from the hurricane center puts Jose as a strong tropical storm Wednesday 225 miles southeast of NY . Americans living along the US East between North Carolina and New England have been told to "monitor the progress" of Jose.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's freakish 'boobs' remark
Sep 16, 2017 - 00:57
You believe in the First Amendment and b-o-o-b-s? But nope, Travis confirmed that he said boobs . Otherwise, neither the First Amendment nor boobs are relevant here.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tillerson calls for an end to 'horrors' in Myanmar
Sep 16, 2017 - 00:56
Activists say more than 100 villagers, women and children among them, have been killed by security forces. It's been characterised by many as ethnic cleansing. "That must stop", Tillerson said .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Heather Locklear Hospitalised After Car Crash
Sep 16, 2017 - 00:55
Just hours earlier, Locklear's 19-year-old daughter, Ava Sambora , asked her Twitter followers to pray for her mother. Marshall told the magazine Locklear was "under the influence of prescription medication" at the time of the incident.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bitcoin down for a fifth day as China cracks down on cryptocurrencies
Sep 16, 2017 - 00:52
Yunbi, a small Beijing-based exchange, also announced today (link in Chinese) that it was ceasing trading on September 20. Disclosure: The author of this text owns, or has recently owned, a number of cryptocurrencies , including BTC and ETH.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SPYder trailer : Mahesh Babu's one man show
Sep 16, 2017 - 00:46
Hence this is the debut film of Mahesh Babu in Tamil, the Spyder Tamil audio launch event has been held in a grand manner. Although Rakul Preet appears in a de-glam role, it is well suited to her and brings further realism to the character.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jamie Lee Curtis has confirmed she's coming back to Halloween
Sep 16, 2017 - 00:44
The new Halloween will be written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green , with the latter slated to direct. Is this over-kill, or does Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter being involved give you hope?

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ark. Unemployment Rate Up Slightly
Sep 16, 2017 - 00:43
The 2.5 percent rate tied with April for the lowest unemployment rate of the year and the lowest in the area since November. Officials say Kansas has lost 9,000 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs, including 6,300 private-sector jobs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cassini, NASA's 13-year Saturn mission, has ended
Sep 16, 2017 - 00:13
The change is allowing Cassini to give planetary researchers the most detailed data ever on Saturn's atmosphere. "We'll smile. The spacecraft's final radio communications will be sent to the CSIRO's Deep Space centre, located outside Canberra.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool boss Klopp explains why he was not surprised with Mane decision
Sep 15, 2017 - 04:10
I actually never thought it would happen but only because I am used to things like this - it is not an English thing. The German manager added: "All the other players were lucky only Sadio was not lucky ". "It was our duty to appeal".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top FEMA disaster center here to help, even if initially denied assistance
Sep 15, 2017 - 04:09
If you don't qualify, FEMA will send you a letter explaining why and tell you how to go about appealing that decision. Each household is handled on a case-by-case basis, said John Mills, FEMA external affairs officer in Tallahassee.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Want to Buy Ads Targeting 'Jew Haters'? Try Facebook!
Sep 15, 2017 - 03:57
ProPublica says that since they contacted Facebook about the anti-Semitic ad categories, majority have disappeared. In its report, ProPublica noted that the objectionable ad categories were very small.

Leaked Renders Reveal the Low-End Nokia 2 Smartphone
Sep 15, 2017 - 03:28
The Nokia 8 is the company's much awaited flagship device, which comes with a unique Bothie camera feature as its highlight. For connectivity, there are options like 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and a microUSB Type-C port.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Three women who worked at Google just sued the company, claiming discrimination
Sep 15, 2017 - 03:21
In April, a Labor Department investigation of the tech firm found evidence of "systemic compensation disparities". On the teams Ms Ellis worked with and observed at Google, nearly all backend software engineers were men.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hodgson at the Palace
Sep 15, 2017 - 03:21
Crystal Palace did not wait around to swing the axe at Frank de Boer before giving Roy Hodgson a Premier League lifeline at Selhurst Park.