Incident Summary:

09/13/2017: An assailant physically assaulted civilians in Toulouse, Occitanie, France. Seven people, including four civilians and three police officers, were injured in the attack before the assailant was arrested. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources stated that the assailant shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Minimes neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity French Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target France
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources stated that the assailant was believed to be suffering from a mental illness and had previously been admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Toulouse attack: Seven injured in rampage by man shouting 'Allahu Akbar'," Daily Star Online, September 13, 2017.
"Man Shouting "Allahu Akbar" Viciously Attacks Family Of 4 In France," Long, September 13, 2017.