Michael Harpon Wiki
Michael Harpon is a deaf civilian police worker who had recently converted to b Muslim. He was shot dead After horrific stabbed to death 4 police Officers with a knife. He caused the bloodbath in the French capital’s historic Police Prefecture, next door to Notre Dame Cathedral.
Michael Harpon, 45, caused the bloodbath in the French capital’s historic Police Prefecture, next door to Notre Dame Cathedral. Investigators have not ruled out a possible terrorist motivation for the Thursday afternoon attack, which left a woman administrator and three men dead.
— Jimmy Holland (@BluesBrother91) October 3, 2019
Michael Harpon Age
He was 45 years old
Michael Harpon Paris Knifeman Shot Dead
Michael Harpon Shot dead today after murdering four colleagues with a ceramic knife following a ‘dispute over working with female colleagues’. He was running after a policeman. He was told to drop his knife, but he did not stop and the policeman fired.
Non vérifié : le suspect s’appellerait Michael Harpon, sa femme Ilham Eddibes (@DamienRieu)
Mickael H est né à Fort-De-France en Martinique (@BFMTV)
— En Cause (@EnCausee) October 3, 2019
At about 13:00 local time (11:00 GMT; 12:00 BST), the attacker is said to have gone into the building and straight to his office where he began attacking colleagues with a knife.
He stabbed three people inside two offices and two women on a stairway, before he was shot dead by an officer inside the building’s courtyard, according to French media.
Three men and one woman were killed, Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz told reporters.
A fifth person was critically injured in the attack, and was sent for surgery. The building is near major tourist sites including the Notre-Dame cathedral.
Michael Harpon Victims, Paris Knife Attack
All Victims were repeatedly stabbed by Michael Harpon, who had worked in the IT department of police headquarter of Paris since 2003, in the worst loss of French police lives in a single day since World War II. None of Harpon’s victims have been identified by name.
Michael Harpon Reprimand
Harpon had recently been reprimanded by his female boss over his refusal to interact with women, Actu17 reported.
There were tensions between the knifeman and his supervisor, according to police union official Christophe Crepin.
Within hours of the attack, anti-terrorist officers had raided Harpon’s flat in an apartment block at Gonesse, a suburb some 12 miles from the scene of the attack.
Michael Harpon, 45, who had worked for Paris police for 20 years, is believed to have recently converted to Islam @BFMTV
Anti-terrorist police is following the criminal investigation.
↓Harpon from Martinique was shot dead and was deaf since childhood. pic.twitter.com/KGJU5gTkiO
— Queen’s Park Media (@ThisQueensPark) October 3, 2019
He had been married since 2014, and converted to his wife’s religion in 2018 before they had their first child together.
His wife, Ilham Eddibes, was arrested, as an investigating source said that the nature of Harpon’s attack corresponded with similar ones carried out by terrorists affiliated to Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.
Paris police HQ attacker identified as Michael Harpon, 45, recent Muslim convert. Police raid home and arrest Muslim wife. Investigators looking into ISIS/Al-Qaeda links. #Paris https://t.co/o9yzD4I7yf via @MailOnline
— Mahound’s Paradise (@MahoundParadise) October 3, 2019
‘An investigation has been launched into a grudge the assailant may have held against his colleagues, but terrorism cannot be ruled out,’ said the source.
MICHAEL HARPON paris cop stabbist and killer name as a MUSLIM convert .his MUSLIM wife has been arrested pic.twitter.com/FSa6RlJYVw
— Neiljetel (@neiljetel) October 3, 2019
‘Many of those involved in similar attacks on the police have been Muslim converts influenced by radical terrorist groups.’
An investigating source said the attacker ‘was involved in an argument with someone and then erupted in anger, targeting other police colleagues before being neutralized.’
Loic Travers, another union official, said the suspected attacker was an administrative worker in the police intelligence unit.
“I do not think this is a terrorist act,” Mr Crepin, who knew the attacker, told Franceinfo Radio.
Police union leader Jean-Marc Bailleul described it as a criminal act, telling BFMTV: “It was a moment of madness.”
The attack follows a rare nationwide police strike on Wednesday, which saw thousands of officers demonstrating in Paris over working hours, shortages in resources and controversial pension reforms.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- He stabbed and killed four police officers with a ceramic knife
- Michael Harpon was shot dead in the courtyard of the Paris police headquarters
- Police officer said he had worked there for 20 years and had security clearance
- Union bosses described the attack as a ‘moment of madness’ and internal row
- Anti-terror agencies are ‘evaluating’ the situation, the Paris prosecutor said
- Emmanuel Macron has gone to the police headquarters to show his ‘solidarity’