Knife-wielding extremist shot by police in France 48 hours after Paris rampage by knifeman in a 'suicide vest'

A RAMPAGING knifeman has been shot in France today – just two days after a suspected terrorist stabbed a man to death in Paris.

The 28-year-old suspected Islamist extremist threatened crowds in Metz at around midday while shouting "Allahu Akbar" – meaning God is the Greatest.

Cops opened fire on the knifeman's legs and he has since been taken away.

Christian Mercuri, the Metz public prosecutor, said the attacker was "known to be radicalised" and had a personality disorder.

He was on an "S-file" – an official list of people monitored for possible links to militant groups – including ISIS.

It comes after 22-year-old Nathan Chiasson went on a bloody rampage in Paris on Friday – killing one and seriously injuring two others.

The attacker, who was not wearing any shoes and was allegedly in a suicide vest, was shot dead by police following the horror in the Hautes-Bruyères park at around 2pm.

It followed a series of bomb, gun and knife attacks carried out by ISIS and al-Qaeda operatives in France, dating back to early 2015.


The deadliest single terrorist attack ever in the country came in November 2015 when 130 people were killed in Paris.

Suicide bombers pledging allegiance to ISIS targeted the Stade de France, cafes, restaurants and the Bataclan music venue, where 90 died.

Earlier in the year, two Paris-born gunmen linked to Al-Qaeda broke into the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, leaving 17 people dead inside and three outside.

In July 2016, 86 people were killed and more than 400 injured when a 19 tonne truck was deliberately driven into crowds on the seafront promenade in Nice.

The terrorist turned out to be a Tunisian immigrant who was shot dead by police.

During the same month, two ISIS terrorists murdered an 86-year-old Catholic priest during a church service in Normandy.

There have been frequent knife attacks on the forces of law and order, leading to the deaths of serving police.

In October of this year, a radicalised computer operative working at the Paris Prefecture stabbed four of his colleagues to death.

The attacker, who was also shot dead, turned out to be a Muslim convert who kept extremist Al-Qaeda and ISIS literature and images on his computer.

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