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05 Jan 2020 | 12:32 PM UTC

France: Police shoot, wound knife-wielding assailant in Metz January 5

Police shoot and wound knife-wielding assailant in Metz January 5; no other casualties immediately reported

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Event

Police shot and wounded a man running toward a group of officers with a knife and shouting "Allahu akbar" ("God is greatest") in Metz on Sunday, January 5. The suspect was reportedly on a list of people under surveillance due to suspected links to militant groups. No other casualties were immediately reported.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are possible around the scene of the incident over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Metz are advised to monitor developments, avoid the scene of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.