Macron to Attend Funeral of Policewoman Stabbed in Paris Outskirts, Reports Suggest

© REUTERS / GONZALO FUENTESFrench police pay tribute to the police administrative worker, killed by a 36-year-old radicalised attacker last Friday, in front the city hall in Rambouillet near Paris, France, April 26, 2021
French police pay tribute to the police administrative worker, killed by a 36-year-old radicalised attacker last Friday, in front the city hall in Rambouillet near Paris, France, April 26, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 27.04.2021
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PARIS (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron will attend the private funeral of a policewoman who was murdered by a Tunisian extremist in the Rambouillet commune not far from Paris last week, media reported on Tuesday, citing the Elysee Palace.

According to the France Bleu broadcaster, the event is scheduled for Thursday. Besides, Prime Minister Jean Castex is expected to preside over a national tribute ceremony for the deceased officer on Friday.

Police officers secure the area where an attacker stabbed a female police administrative worker, in Rambouillet, near Paris, France, 23 April 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 25.04.2021
Fifth Person Detained After Deadly Stabbing Attack in Rambouillet, France

The attack, qualified by the country's government as a terrorist act, occurred last Friday, when Stephanie Monfeture, a 49-years-old police worker, was stabbed dead near a local police station.

The attacker, a 36-year-old man of Tunisian origin, is reported to have shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack. He was shot by arresting law enforcement officers on the spot and later succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation into the attack is being led by the national counter-terrorism prosecutor’s office.

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