Off the top of my head, these small scale knife attacks have happened twice in Belgium, twice in Germany, once in the UK, twice in France, and once in Russia over the span of about a month. This is the third time police officers have been targeted in Europe this month by terrorists who have approached police stations:
“The woman, who has not been named, was attacked at lunchtime on Tuesday in the Rempart Saint-Etienne area of Toulouse.
A man, reported to be of Algerian origin, tried to grab the officer’s gun and it is understood that when he failed, he pulled out a knife, repeatedly stabbing her in the throat.
The woman is in a serious condition and the area around the polcie station is in lockdown.
French media are reporting that a 31-year-old man of Algerian origin has been arrested.
It is claimed the man entered the station under the pretence of making a complaint.
The motive behind the attack is unclear. …”
These chronic little attacks haven’t been as glamorous as Nice. They are still going on though. They augur something much worse coming to Europe.
Update: The attacker was another mentally ill Algerian who was shouting “I’m sick of France, of this country.” Even when they are not terrorists, why are so many of these people roaming around Western Europe?