Police arrest knife-wielding man after he attacks officer in Spanish enclave

A knife-wielding man has been arrested in the Spanish enclave of Melilla after attacking a policeman at the border with Morocco while shouting "Allahu Akbar".

The officer received a small cut to one finger, an interior ministry spokeswoman said.

The incident happened at 7.35am local time (6.35am Irish Time) at the Beni Enzar access point to the Spanish autonomous city in northern Africa, when hundreds of people gather to cross the border.

The man, who appeared to be Moroccan, pulled out a large knife and shouted: "God is Great" in Arabic, an official said.

He was immediately subdued by police agents, arrested and brought to a police station, where he is being questioned.


More in this Section

Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

ESA scrapped UK scientists’ proposal to land spacecraft on Mercury

Dozens killed as speeding train hits crowd watching fireworks in India

US worried by voter-influence efforts from Russia and China


Breaking Stories

A tempting taste of what is on offer in Dingle

Too much information? Lindsay Woods on 'sharenting'

Graham Norton: ‘If it was hard work I couldn’t do it’

Saying yes to the dress: Behind the scenes at the royal wedding

More From The Irish Examiner