Second knife attack reported in France

EMERGENCY ALERTS

An unidentified male person attacked two police officers with a knife while shouting Allah-u-Akbar. 

The attacker was shot dead in the Montfavet district of Avignon at around 11.15 am. Police are on the scene, and this went is under investigation. There is no report that there is a connection between this attack and attack happen in Nice earlier this morning. 

This is breaking news. We will continue to monitor the situation, and keep you posted with updates!

SAFETY TIPS TERRORIST ATTACK

What to do in the case of terrorist attack

  • Remain calm and be patient
  • Follow the advice of local emergency officials
  • Know the emergency numbers of the country you are in
  • Listen to the radio or television for news and instructions
  • Call your family contact—do not use the telephone again unless it is a life-threatening emergency
  • If there is an explosion outside a building, stay inside. Keep away from windows, lifts and outside doors in case there’s another bomb nearby
  • Be vigilant in public areas and places that attract foreigners and westerners –  hotels, restaurants, bars and crowded places like markets, malls or sports events. Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Think about the routes you use and have a plan of action to follow in the event of an incident
  • Keep your mobile phone charged and with you, with emergency numbers programmed in
  • Find the safest way to leave the area. Move as quickly and calmly as you can

What to do after the terrorist attack

  • If you are at the airport, minimise the time spent in the public area, which is generally less well protected. Move quickly from the check-in counter to the secured areas.
  • Do not go out into the public streets
  • If you saw the explosion inform the police
  • Make yourself aware of your surroundings. Be aware of the conduct of people near to you. If they are acting suspicious, alert the local authorities
  • Follow the advice of local emergency officials
  • Listen to the radio or television for news and instructions
  • Stay away from large gatherings or demonstrations