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Paris Knife Attack Suspect Shot Dead: Michael Harpon Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

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 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.

What happened?

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 Wife

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.

Investigation Reports

‘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.

‘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’ 

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