Posted on July 25, 2017

Video: Police Overpower a Knife-Wielding Man as He Attacks an Officer Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’

Gareth Davies, Daily Mail, July 25, 2017

Dramatic CCTV footage shows policemen overpowering a knife-wielding man who attacked officers on the Spanish-Moroccan border.

It is understood he was shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ or ‘God is greatest’ as well as other Arabic chants at the time of his rampage, according to local reports.

The video shows police carrying riot shields and batons surrounding the attacker, who is wearing a blue top and cream shorts.

As one group distracts him, an officer picks up a red traffic barrier and throws it at the assailant’s head, sending him crashing to the ground.

The remaining policemen then swarm around the downed attacker and promptly arrest him.

Spain’s interior minister Juan Ignacio Zoido confirmed the attack in which one of the officers was injured.

He said: ‘The police have arrested a man who attacked with a knife agents at the border crossing of Beni Ansar.’