1. Premeditated jihad attack
2. Spontaneous jihad attack
3. Workplace violence
4. Episode of Schizophrenia
5. A moment of madness
The wife of a police employee who killed four colleagues at the Paris force’s HQ says he had a psychotic episode, was incoherent and heard voices the night before, reports say.
Mickaël Harpon, 45, was shot dead by police at the scene.
His wife, who is in police custody but not charged, told police that he had a disagreement with his bosses, according to French media.
French officials are trying to establish a motive for the killings. [bm]
Police union officials have also suggested that Harpon may have been involved in a workplace dispute.
The BBC deliberately fails to mention a number of points that are well known at the time of publication.
A. He smuggled a ceramic knife in that would pass the metal detectors, and likely had to modify that knife as most ceramic knives do have metal in the handles to trigger metal detectors.
B. The “disagreement” at work was about working with women and shaking hands with women.
C. He had converted to Islam 18 months before this attack. (This is said but far down the page and couple with “no sign of radicalization”)
D. His wife was also arrested by Paris police.
E. semi-related, this man worked with IT at the French counter-terrorism HQ for the whole country. France is in a mild state of panic as they do not know how much information from their whole counter-terrorism program was leaked to islamic or other terror groups, as this man worked with IT in a secured area. Also, once it becomes more wifely known, French security will rightfully be seen as a joke and will likely diminish its role and trust level with international counter-terrorism. We hope to do a video on that later today or tonight.