Imam among 5 Arrested in Connection to Deadly Paris Police Headquarters Knife Attack

3 Men and a Woman Killed in the October 3rd Attack

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Imam among 5 Arrested in Connection to Deadly Paris Police Headquarters Knife Attack
Paris Knife Attack

The police have arrested five people in connection with a deadly knife attack at the Paris police headquarters earlier this month. The arrests were announced by the police on Monday morning.

On October 3 at about noon, Mickaël Harpon attacked his colleagues at the headquarters, killing three male and a female staffer. The 45-year-old IT specialist killed was later shot dead by a junior officer.

The imam who officiates at a mosque in the town of Gonesse, which Harpon attended, was among those arrested in the northern Paris suburbs. On Friday last week, the mayor of Gonesse announced that the Muslim association had dismissed the imam, who is on France’s “Fiche S” list of potential security risks.

The identities of the four other suspects were not publicly disclosed.

Harpon is reported to have converted to Islam about ten years ago.

The anti-terror police are still investigating the deadly attack.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.