INFO BFMTV – Allan, a final year student at Bazeilles High School in the Ardennes, is the attacker and perpetrator of the Thursday 23 November Dublin attack who disarmed.
Alan, who disarmed the Dublin gunman who attacked several people with a knife on Thursday November 23, is a final-year student at Basiles Hotel High School in the Ardennes. He tackled his attacker in front of the school, sustaining minor injuries to his hand and face. He has been training in a restaurant in Dublin since October.
A total of five people were injured during the attack, which was described by Irish police as a “serious accident”. The injured were a man, a woman and three small children.
Contacted by BFMTV, the youth said he took his hand holding the knife and threw himself at the assailant. After disarming him, he threw the knife to the ground and stayed nearby, not moving the assailant while others waited for law enforcement to arrive.
According to a witness account to RTE media, the attacker was disarmed by two people, including Allen.
Passerby Siobhan Kearney said “another man picked up the knife and put it away” so he could hand it over to officers.
Emmanuel Macron and Education Minister Gabriel Attal congratulated the young Frenchman by phone. For his part, Allen feels he did what he had to do at the time.
Clashes erupted in the city hours after the attack, with the unrest quickly attributed to the far-right. They hit a neighborhood with a large immigrant population amid rumors of a possible assailant’s whereabouts.
The Irish Prime Minister strongly condemned the riots. “These people claim to be protecting Irish citizens,” he told reporters, “because they are so innocent and vulnerable” that “they are at risk.” “They are a shame to Dublin, a shame to Ireland, a shame to their families and to themselves.”
On Thursday, police arrested 34 people in connection with the riots. The head of government this evening promised to “punish those involved” in the clashes.
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