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Man armed with sword disguised as ninja shot dead by French police

The incident escalated when two police officers approached the man to question him about a car theft.

“He was neutralized by bullets,” the Cherbourg press office told CNN, without however being able to say in what condition the man was.

French Interior Minister Gérard Darmanin expressed his support for the police in a tweet.

“By intervening in a vehicle theft in Cherbourg, two police officers were injured,” said Darmanin, adding: “(My) support for the national police”.

The mayor of Cherbourg, Arrivé Benoît, also expressed his gratitude for the work of the police, declaring: “All my support for the police.

The two police officers involved are in good condition, authorities said.

Last month, a policeman in the French town of Rivera in Cannes survived a knife attack after an assailant approached four policemen outside the police station who were preparing to pass the checkpoint.

The assailant approached the officers to ask for information before opening the door of the vehicle they were in and stabbing one of the officers in the chest with a knife, the minister said. The assailant then attempted to stab a second officer before he was neutralized.

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