Algerian knifeman ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’ is shot dead by female cop after trying to stab officers in ‘terror attack’ at a police station in Barcelona

Monday, August 20, 2018
By Paul Martin

Man with a knife entered a police station in Cornella, Barcelona, at 6am today
Anti-terror police say 29-year-old of Algerian origin shouted Allahu Akbar
Police said in a tweet that the man entered ‘with the aim of attacking officers’
He is said to have been shot by an officer who was in reception at police station

By GERARD COUZENS
DAILYMAIL.COM
20 August 2018

A terrorist knifeman ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’ has been shot dead by a female cop after trying to stab officers in an attack on a police station in Barcelona today.

The 29-year-old was ‘taken out’ after entering the premises in Cornella on the outskirts of the Catalan capital at about 6am.

Anti-terrorism police sources said the Algerian man who lived in the area, had shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ (God is greatest) as he entered the station.

‘We are treating it as a terrorist attack. The officer used her gun to save her own life,’ Rafel Comes, a commissioner with the Catalan regional police, told a news conference in Cornella de Llobregat where the attack took place.

The man arrived at the police station in the town near Barcelona at 5.45am with a knife and ‘a clearly premeditated desire to kill an agent of our force,’ he added, saying security was being reinforced at police stations across Catalonia.

Anti-terrorism police sources had earlier told AFP that the man was a 29-year-old Algerian who lived in the area, and had shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ (God is greatest) as he entered the station.

But Comes said the agent who shot the man dead can only recall hearing him invoking the name of ‘Allah’ and the rest of what he said was incomprehensible.

The commissioner would not confirm the attacker was Algerian, saying police still needed to confirm that the Algerian identity papers he carried with him were in fact his.

The police station was cordoned off and funeral home employees removed the attacker’s body from the building, an AFP photographer at the scene said.

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