My suspicions (here) that the attacker was a jihadi are now confirmed. And of course he was known to police. The police know the jihadis, they just are too afraid of “Islamophobia” charges to do anything to stop them.
L’agresseur malien de la gare de de Lyon, Sagou Gouno Kassogue, semblait avoir prémédité son geste. Il annonçait en décembre sur TikTok à ses 48000 abonnés qu’ “Allah l’accueillerai dans son paradis dans 3 mois” pic.twitter.com/XZnIXI7qUv
— Jean-Robert (@Jean_Robert_29) February 3, 2024
“Knife attack at Lyon station: the suspect is a Malian in a regular situation,” translated from “Attaque au couteau gare de Lyon : le suspect est un Malien en situation régulière,” Valeurs Actuelles, February 3, 2024 (thanks to Medforth):
This Saturday, February 3, a knife attack occurred in Paris at the Gare de Lyon, reveals BFMTV. The events took place around 8 a.m. Three people were injured, one seriously, his condition is in absolute emergency. Three travelers were injured with knives, one with a knife, two with a hammer, current values from consistent police sources revealed. The victims were taken to hospital, their lives would not be in danger (subject of course to the evolution of their state of health).
The police quickly arrived on site and arrested an individual. The perpetrator is Kassogue S., a 32-year-old Malian legally present in France. The latter presented an Italian driving license. The individual “unknown to the police services in France and Italy”, reports a police source to Le Figaro. The police chief indicates that according to the first elements of the investigation, nothing suggests “that this is a terrorist act”.
The use of a hammer and a knife is obviously reminiscent of the process used for the terrorist attack on the Bir Hakeim Bridge, last Saturday, December 2, in Paris. In this specific case, however, the author has not made any specific claims of a terrorist/Islamist nature. The motivations are still unclear at this stage.
The SNCF specifies that halls 1 and 3 are currently inaccessible. This attack will cause disruptions on the Transilien line R as well as public transport passing through Lyon station.