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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

One Fine Sunday Morning in Grenoble

You'll never guess what happened in Grenoble, France Sunday morning. If you guessed an avalanche or some celebrity crashed into a tree while skiing, you'd be wrong.

If you guess some 19-year-old Algerian guy waving 2 knives and shouting, "Allahu Akhbar" was taken down by cops, you are our lucky winner.


http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/grenoble-un-homme-interpelle-apres-avoir-fonce-sur-la-police-avec-deux-couteaux-27-10-2019-8181150.php

Here is a summary translation of the above article by Le Parisien: The article has a video of the take down.

Police in Grenoble were called on Sunday morning that a man was observed in the area of the train station, without a shirt, armed with two knives, and shouting in Arabic. Police responded and found the man on a nearby street. He was shouting , "Allahu Akhbar", and waving the two knives. After he refused several commands to drop the knives, he was taken down by use of a non-lethal gun that fires projectiles which do not penetrate the skin and handcuffed by the police, who quickly whisked him away to .....the nearest hospital for psychiatric evaluation. Under escort, no less.

It's what they do in Europe.

The suspect is identified as being 19-years-old, residing in Grenoble, but born in Algeria.

Well, at least he was wearing pants.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Tue 11/19, 4:00pm, Doheny Beach ABCD - UCI Student Center. Join engaging talks on the latest research to confront extremism. Complimentary seating, refreshments, and swag bags on first-come, first-served basis with RSVP.

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Gary Fouse said...

Oh yeah? You wanna bet?