An ‘Islamic State’ killer stabbed a police officer and his wife to death in their Paris home.
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.
Fortunately the couple’s three-year-old son survived.
Islamic State’s terror group’s Amaq news agency said the attacker was an “Islamic State fighter”.
A source close to the case said:
“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.
Mr Salvaing was known as a ‘”friendly police officer with a very good reputation,” said a former colleague.
France is currently under a State of Emergency following last year’s Islamic State terrorist attacks, in which almost 150 people were murdered, including two police officers.