French police shoot and wound knifeman shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ in Metz

French police on Sunday shot and wounded a man who had rushed toward a group of policemen with a knife shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) in the eastern city of Metz, local officials said. The incident at Metz came just two days after a man went on a knife rampage in the suburb of Villejuif just outside Paris on Jan. 3, killing one person and wounding two. The Metz local public prosecutor’s office said it was in contact with the French anti-terrorism prosecutor’s department over the incident, while French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner added he was monitoring the situation closely.

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