NINJA attacks and injures two French policewomen with katana sword

NINJA attacks and injures two French policewomen with katana sword before being shot and injured

  • A man dressed as a ninja has attacked two female police officers with a sword
  • He attacked police after crashing a stolen car at a service station in Cherbourg
  • The two female officers were hit in the head by the sword after giving chase
  • The ninja was shot by a third officer who fired from near point-blank range
  • He was hit in the stomach and transported to hospital in a serious condition
  • A police spokesperson said there were no immediate signs of a terrorist motive
  • A man dressed as a ninja has attacked two female police officers with a katana sword in northwestern 法国 after crashing a stolen car during a police pursuit.

    The ninja, who crashed the stolen Citroen C3 into a service station in Tourlaville on the outskirts of Cherbourg, reportedly leapt from the car brandishing a katana and descended on the two female police officers who had given chase.

    Both officers sustained blows to the headone on the chin and one in the facefrom the blade-wielding maniac, before he was shot by a third officer who fired from inside the police car at near point-blank range.

    The officer fired three shots which struck the ninja in the abdomen and allowed him to be pinned down and incapacitated.

    The ninja has since been transported to hospital in a serious condition, along with the two female officers whose injuries are not thought to be serious.

    A police spokeswoman said there were no immediate signs that the assailant had a terrorist motive.

    The saga began when the police officers spotted a grey Citroen C3 that registered as a stolen in the Malakoff district of Cherbourg.

    They began to follow the car, which took off in an easterly direction towards Tourlaville on the outskirts of Cherbourg, prompting the officers to give chase.

    After a short pursuit, the driver of the C3 lost control and crashed at Tourlaville’s Leclerc service station.

    The officers were approaching the car when the driver, who they had intended to apprehend, turned out to be dressed in a ninja suit and armed with what appeared to be a katana.

    A katana is a long, curved sword used by the Japanese samurai from the 12th – 19th centuries.

    The assailant swung the blade at both officers, hitting one in the chin and another in the face as they attempted to apprehend him.