The computer maintenance technician who launched a deadly stabbing spree that killed 4 police officers in Paris was reportedly a “recent religious convert” according to local newspapers.
“The IT worker who stabbed four of his colleagues to death inside Paris’ police headquarters Thursday was a recent convert to Islam who had been acting erratically the night before the attack,” reports Fox News.
“Le Parisien identified the attacker as Mickaël H., a 45-year-old computer maintenance specialist from Martinique who had worked at the police headquarters’ Intelligence Directorate unit since 2003. The Intelligence Directorate unit focuses on the fight against terrorism,” adds Fox.
— RT (@RT_com) October 3, 2019
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) October 3, 2019
“A 19-year veteran of Paris’ police force entered the city’s police headquarters armed with a knife, stabbing 4 people to death Thursday. The suspect is a recent convert to Islam, but officials say the attack doesn’t appear to be religiously motivated,” reports CBS News.
A 19-year veteran of Paris' police force entered the city's police headquarters armed with a knife, stabbing 4 people to death Thursday. The suspect is a recent convert to Islam, but officials say the attack doesn't appear to be religiously motivated. https://t.co/BpBOSw8tWj pic.twitter.com/iXtGxaN1IE
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New ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests ROCK Paris, 'Riots' Reported on Champs-Elysees
A new series of ‘Yellow Vest’ protests rocked Paris Saturday with authorities confirming reports of looting and violence along the iconic Champs-Elysees; marking the 18th week demonstrators have marched against the French government’s crippling taxes and lack of fuel across the country.
“French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores in Paris and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Large plumes of smoke rose above the rioting on Paris’ landmark Champs-Elysees avenue,” reports the Associated Press.
“The resurgent violence comes at a watershed moment for a movement, which had been fizzling in recent weeks, and at the end of a two-month-long national debate called by Macron that protesters say failed to answer their demands for economic justice,” adds the report.
BREAKING NOW: World Famous Notre Dame Cathedral ON FIRE in Paris
BBC News is reporting a massive blaze has engulfed the roof of the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris France; saying the fire may be the result of recent renovations on the centuries old building.
“Images on social media show plumes of smoke billowing into the air above the the 850-year-old Gothic building,” reports the BBC. “Last year, the Catholic Church in France launched an urgent appeal for funds to save the cathedral, which was starting to crumble.”
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This is a developing story. Check back for updates.