Tunisian police have allegedly shot a man who tried to attack the Interior Ministry
One source says that police in Tunis shot and wounded a man who tried to storm the interior ministry on Friday. Media outlets say that he is now in the hospital.
Local Mosaique FM radio said police shot the man in the leg and brought him under control. Apparently, the man was then taken to hospital.
Police were seen running after the person before shooting them.
“I can’t give any additional details now,” A Ministry spokesman told Reuters.
In a post on Facebook, a police union called the man an extremist and shared pictures of a knife and cleaver they said he carried.
A disturbing video posted on social media shows police shooting at fleeing civilians.
The Tunisian security forces have been quite effective in thwarting most plots from terrorists over the last few years and they have become more efficient in responding to those attacks that do occur. Western diplomats say.
In 2015, there were two major terrorist attacks in Tunisia. In Tunis, the Bardo Museum was attacked and over 20 people were killed. In Sousse, tourists on a beach resort were attacked and 38 people died.