Rambouillet, France — French officials detained a fourth man on Saturday after a police officer was fatally stabbed by a man shouting “Alahu Akbar!” And an anti-terrorism investigator asked three others. While she works at a police station on the outskirts of Paris.
French police killed a Tunisian suspect who killed an unarmed administrative officer at the entrance to her police station in the town of Rambouillet on Friday. According to judicial officials, the suspect’s father is one of four currently detained. A couple holding the suspect at one point and members of his aides detained on Saturday were also cross-examined.
The victim, a national police employee, left the station to extend the time with a parking meter, and an attacker shot dead by a police officer entered the entry area.
The attack has led the French government to consider more deeply the new measures needed to protect police officers. Interior Minister Gerald Dalmanin will soon present a bill that will give a new tooth to the anti-terrorism law, state intelligence coordinator Laurent Nunez told BMFTV on Saturday.
“(Police) know that the fight against terrorism by Muslims is difficult … the fight will not stop tomorrow or the next day,” Dharmanin said after meeting with police in the town of Quimper, Brittany.
Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the family of a 49-year-old victim who was identified only as Stephanie. She lived in Toyley, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Rambouillet. Cheong Wa Dae said, “I want to show support and solidarity with my family … very upset and very dignified.”
A constant stream of people with flowers handed the bouquet to a Rambouillet police officer who was guarding the blocked street where the station was located.
According to judicial authorities, an attacker identified by authorities as Djamel G. illegally invaded France in 2009 and was given residence documents in 2020.
According to anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-France Ricard, he had stakeout the police station in advance. Preparations urged the state’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office to take over the investigation, along with the statement he made during the attack and the targeting of police officers.
French media reported that the 37-year-old suspect had no criminal record or record of extremism. Witnesses heard him say “Allahu Akbar!” During the attack, the Arabic word for “God is wonderful,” said a judicial official who was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation.
At least some of Masakin, near his hometown of Sousse on the east coast, was shocked that he could be an attacker. Authorities identify him as DJamel, but Facebook identifies him as Jamel.
“He’s a man in the average family and a kind person. We grew up together,” said 35-year-old Mohammed Ben Abdelil.
Ben Abdelil said his friend visited Rambouillet’s Jamel before getting his residence documents, but he hadn’t contacted him ever since. Still, he said, “I was incredibly shocked to hear about what he did today.”
Facebook and Instagram posts from accounts believed to belong to the suspected attacker have upset men over the years about his loyalty, but have shown no apparent relationship with extremist Islamic idealism. I hinted. The US-based SITE Intelligence Group first discovered an account.
Judiciary authorities confirmed to the Associated Press that the name associated with the account was “displayed,” but according to French practice, authorities did not confirm the attacker’s full name.
Jamel G on April 18th. The last post is a prayer to the blessed Ramadan, the ongoing holy month of Islam.
Intelligence coordinator Nunez said that those who were clearly isolated from the radar of the authorities who suddenly launched the attack meant that more work on the psychological profile was needed.
“… Detecting this type of profile is getting very complicated,” Nunez said, with no apparent connection to known militants.
The French government has emphasized security with next year’s presidential election in mind. Macron has vowed to put more police officers on the streets, and the Interior Minister says 10,000 will be added by next year. Dalmanin emphasizes defending the police amid allegations of atrocities in the Black Lives Matter movement and the growing popularity of nationalist leader Marine Le Pen.
In a previous attack, three French police officers and one administrative officer were killed by a colleague in 2019 within the Paris Police Headquarters. A police couple was also killed in 2016 at their home in the same area as Rambouillet.
By Elaine Ganley and Michel Euler. The Epoch Times contributed to this report.