Incident Summary:

12/20/2014: An assailant armed with a knife attacked a French Police station in Joue-les-Tours town, Indre-et-Loire department, France. The assailant was killed and at least three officers were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, the assailant was identified as Bertrand Nzohabonayo.

GTD ID:
201412200053

When:
2014-12-20

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Indre-et-loire

City:
Joue-les-Tours

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity French Police
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"France probes possible lone wolf 'radical Islamic' attack," Agence France Presse -- English, December 21, 2014.
"French police kill knife-wielding man in police station who shouted 'Allahu Akbar'," Agence France Presse -- English, December 20, 2014.
"Police kill a knife-wielding assailant who attacks an officer in central France," FOXNews.com, December 20, 2014.