An ‘Islamic State’ killer who has been named as known homegrown jihadist Larossi Abballa, 25, stabbed a police officer and his wife to death in their Paris home.
According to the Police, Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, was stabbed nine times in the stomach in the ‘terror attack’ at his suburban house in the Yvelines department, north of Paris, shortly after 8.30pm. His wife’s body was found in the property after elite RAID commandos stormed the building and killed the attacker.
The only survivor of a police raid in the early hours of this morning was the Salvaing’s three-year-old son.
The child was “extremely shocked but otherwise unharmed,” according to a spokesman for the Paris Interior Ministry.
Islamic State’s terror group’s Amaq news agency said the attacker was an “Islamic State fighter”.
According to source close to the case, “It’s said that he shouted Allahu Akhbar (Arabic for God is the Greatest) during the attack, and spoke about his membership of ISIS.
Neighbours also said the man had served with the French Army, in the Foreign Legion.
Mr Salvaing was an assistant chief with the judicial police at nearby Mureaux, while the dead killer was also from Magnanville.
“It is believed the attacker is a neighbour,” said a witness at the scene of the siege.
The street was shut off, and the electricity and gas was cut off during the siege. The suspect also held the couple’s 3 year old son hostage.
An Interior Ministry spokesman in Paris said a police negotiator started talking to the neighbour, before he began tweeting threatening messages.
That was when the order was given for the commandos to move in. And that was when the knife wielding terrorist killed the cop’s wife.
Mr Salvaing was known as a ‘”friendly police officer with a very good reputation,” said a former colleague.
The knife-wielding killer lived locally and was a convicted Islamic extremist, who was sentenced to three years in 2013 for “association with criminals preparing terrorist acts”.
Presently, France is under a State of Emergency following last year’s Islamic State terrorist attacks, in which almost 150 people were murdered, including two police officers.