Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar,’ unarmed man attacks 7 in Toulouse
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Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar,’ unarmed man attacks 7 in Toulouse

Suspect punches four bystanders, three policemen; police say he suffers from mental illness

French police arrest a man who shouted 'Allahu Akbar' and attacked seven people  in Toulouse, September 13, 2017. (Screenshot)
French police arrest a man who shouted 'Allahu Akbar' and attacked seven people in Toulouse, September 13, 2017. (Screenshot)

A man shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”) was arrested in the French city of Toulouse on Wednesday after attacking seven people, among them three policemen, on a main city street.

Local police said the 42-year-old man suffered from mental illness and had been released from a psychiatric hospital in April.

He was apparently unarmed and used his fists.

The man attacked four pedestrians and three police officers.

The three police officers and two bystanders were slightly injured.

A police official said the incident was not being treated as terrorism-related. “Allahu Akbar” is Arabic for “God is great.”

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