CCTV captures the dramatic moment police overpower a knife-wielding man as he attacks an officer shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ near the Spanish-Moroccan border

  • It is understood as the man, thought to be Moroccan, was also chanting in Arabic
  • Juan Ignacio Zoido, Spain’s interior minister confirmed the attack near border
  • The knifeman appeared to run through traffic towards a heavily guarded fence
  • There, he pulled a knife out and stabbed officers, injuring one’s hand in process

Dramatic CCTV footage shows policemen overpowering a knife-wielding man who attacked officers on the Spanish-Moroccan border.

It is understood the attacker (circled) was shouting 'Allahu akbar' or 'God is greatest' as well as other Arabic chants at the time of his rampageIt is understood he was shouting ‘Allahu akbar‘ or ‘God is greatest’ as well as other Arabic chants at the time of his rampage, according to local reports.

The video shows police carrying riot shields and batons surrounding the attacker, who is wearing a blue top and cream shorts.
As one group distracts him, an officer picks up a red traffic barrier and throws it at the assailant’s head, sending him crashing to the ground.

The remaining policemen then swarm around the downed attacker and promptly arrest him.

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