Sallah Ali has been identified as the man who attacked a Paris police station exactly one year after the deadly Charlie Hebdo attacks. Police say he was identified by fingerprints–matching someone with a previous arrest for robbery back in 2013. It is believed that Sallah was at one time homeless and was “IS obsessed.”
Sallah was holding a butcher’s knife and shouted “Allahu akbar”–or “God is greatest”–before he was shot dead outside the Goutte d’Or station while trying to attack officers.
Sallah Ali was also carrying a piece of paper with the ISIS flag and a note handwritten in Arabic. He was also wearing fake explosive vest/belt.
Images from the scene of the shooting show police securing the area with guns drawn and numerous security vehicles.
Warning, some photos may be graphic.
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