A drama unfolded in Paris, Wednesday September 30. In the twentieth arrondissement, shortly before 8 pm, the police intervened for a double murder, after being alerted by a neighbor.
The latter heard loud voices resembling an argument. By the time they arrived on site, the officers could distinguish moans. While the Fire Brigade were asked to open the door without an external handle, an individual of “North African type”, about 30 years old, shaved head, beard, totally naked and covered in blood, came out on the landing, screaming. The police tried to subdue the suspect but the latter managed to get back into his accommodation by closing the door.
Also according to a police source, the agents heard, through the door, the man reciting prayers in Arabic and pronouncing “the formula of Chahada” [There is no god but Allah and Mohamed is his messenger].
After forcing the front door, the police discovered a horror scene and two lifeless bodies. One of the women died from a head injury. The other was naked, in cardio-respiratory arrest, and seriously wounded. She died soon after.
Police were able to determine the identity of the man who made the inconsistent comments. During his arrest, he attempted to attack the officers. The police were hampered by Muslim “onlookers” denouncing police violence. An individual even approached the vehicle marked “Police” and refused to leave.
The suspect was taken into custody. He is also known to psychiatric services. According to a police source, the two women severely beaten to death are the suspect’s mother and aunt.