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France: Radical Islamic extremist rams police motorcyclists with car

Authorities in Paris on Monday evening arrested a radical Islamic extremist who rammed two police motorcyclists with his vehicle.

The attack, which was carried out by 29-year-old Youssef T., took place in the northern Paris suburb of Hauts-de-Seine and left one of the police officers gravely injured, according to a report from French newspaper Le Parisien.

The attacker is said to be a pro-Palestinian activist who hasworn allegiance to the Islamic State. At the time of the attack, the two police officers, Benjamin F. and Antoine D., were conducting routine checks related to coronavirus measures. As a result of the attack, Benjamin F. suffered multiple fractures, head trauma, and had to be placed in medically induced coma so his injuries could be treated, while Antoine D. suffered injuries to his legs and pelvis.

 According to the French newspaper, Youssef T. had previously been known to police for violent crimes that he had committed in 2010. However, for some reason, he wasn’t known to French security serves.

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