PARIS, FRANCE; Aug 23 : A man armed with a knife killed his mother and sister and seriously injured another person on a street in a Paris suburb before being killed by the police.
The man, who police said had been on a terror watch list since 2016, was later shot and killed after confronting police in Trappes.
The man threatened to kill the police and shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) during the assault, which occurred in Trappes.
The motive for the violence remains unclear, but the ISIS group claimed the attack via its propaganda channel.The Interior Ministry said that the victims were relatives of the man and the police were looking into reports of it being a family quarrel.
“Police operation completed,” said the Yvelines regional prefect in a tweet. “An individual was neutralized and killed. Assessment of the victims: 2 people dead, one seriously injured,” it added.
France’s Interior Minister Gérard Collomb expressed his condolence to the victims and their families and thanked the police for their response.