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Paris police killer described as psychically unstable by wife

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In France, the police worker, who stabbed four of his colleagues to death on Thursday, has had a psychic fit shortly before the attack, according to the man’s wife.

British public broadcaster BBC reports that on Thursday, October 3, in a central Paris police building the attacker is said to have gone straight to his office where he began attacking colleagues with a knife.

Suspect of the crime Mickaël Harpon, 45, reportedly stabbed three people inside two offices and two women on a stairway, before he was shot dead by an officer inside the building’s courtyard.

Three men and one woman were killed, Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz told reporters.

Another woman was critically injured in the attack, and was sent for surgery.

Harpon’s wife has been taken into custody, although the Paris prosecutor’s office says she has not been charged.

Police union officials have suggested that Harpon may have been involved in a workplace dispute.

His wife has apparently told police that the night before, he had a psychotic episode, was incoherent and heard voices the night. Harpon was also described as 70% deaf.

The police worker converted to Islam 18 months ago, according to reports, and had recently stopped talking to female colleagues in the office. However, a French government spokeswoman has said there is no indication he had been radicalised before the tragic events, BBC wrote.

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