ANTI Terror police have discovered links that allegedly prove Paris stabbing suspect Michael Harpon had links with Islamic terrorist organisations.
45 year old Harpon was shot dead by French police after he brutally stabbed three fellow civillian police officers in a bloody attack on Thursday afternoon.
He entered the historic Paris Police Prefecture next to the Notre Dame cathedral brandishing a ceramic knife and slaughtered three colleagues, before being shot dead by police after a tense stand off.
His wife, Iham, was arrested soon afterwards and told detectives that Harpon had ‘heard voices’ and was ‘incoherent and suffered a dementia attack’ the night before.
New police reports now suggest that following a raid on the couples home in the Gonesse area of Paris, computer records show the man had strong links with “radical Islamic groups”.
French prosecutors have now opened a case in relation to ‘assassination of a public servant in relation to a terrorist enterprise, attempted assassination of a public servant in relation to a terrorist enterprise, and conspiracy in terrorism’.
Harpon, who originally came from the French overseas territory of Martinique, now has the dubious title of performing the worst loss of French police lives in a single day since World War II.
Harpon had converted to Islam 18 months ago, and his wife is also a Muslim who comes from an Arab background.
Rumours of him shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ at his home the night before the attack are also circulating after he was heard using the phrase by a police officer who lived in the same building.
Colleagues described Harpon as a previously trusted employee who had full security clearance to work in the Prefecture’s IT department.