Man 'shouting Allahu Akbar attacks 7 people including police officers in Toulouse'

A former psychiatric patient viciously punched four passers-by then attacked three police officers while shouting Allahu Akbar in Toulouse today.

The enraged man, 42, began beating beating shoppers in the French city at around 4pm before police who were only metres away swooped in.

The man kicked and punched the officers before they managed to contain and arrest him.

He continued to scream Allahu Akbar - Arabic for God is Great - as he was wrestled to the ground before bursting into tears. 

One witness said: 'We were chatting and he jumped on us. He first caught my son and then beat my daughter. We just ran.'

Two of the civilian victims were taken to the Toulouse-Rangueil hospital. There are no deaths reported.

French police say the alleged perpetrator was released from a psychiatric hospital in April.


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