Catalonia, Spain. To screams of “Allahu Akbar!” and “You will all die!”—an unruly and violent young Moroccan man resisted arrest and tried to steal a police officer’s weapon.
On January 9, the Regional Police ‘Mossos d’Esquadra’ arrested Moroccan-born 18-year-old Omar S. in Manresa.
According to Cadena Ser, who had access to the police report, the man was yelling jihadi slogans such as “Allahu Akbar!” and “You will all die!” The detainee further attempted to snatch the gun of the policeman trying to apprehend him and smashed to pieces the windows of the police car.
The incident occurred on Friday afternoon when the young man violently broke into a grocery shop on Barrera Manresa Street, where he tried to acquire a knife. The owners threw him out and alerted the police.
By the time Mossos patrol identified the man, he was walking up and down the street screaming in Spanish: “I am a Muslim and Allah is great!”
According to the police report, the Muslim man tried to escape by pushing the two auxiliary agents, but they intercepted him a few meters down the road. When they tried to immobilize him, the man began shouting more Islamic slogans.
Then he put his hand on the pistol grip of one of the Mossos and forcefully struggled to get it out of the safety sheath, according to the police report. The officer hit him on the wrist to get his hand off and managed to handcuff him.
According to the same story accessed by SER Catalonia, during his transfer, the man smashed the side and rear windows of the patrol car. Police ended up tying him with tape and moving him to another patrol car to transfer him to the General Hospital of Manresa, where he was sedated.
During the transfer, he kept shouting things like, “You killed my brothers in Paris. I’m going to kill everyone. Christians, you will die!”
Later, he was administered comprehensive tests to ascertain if he was under the influence of drugs or suffered from a mental illness. Before this incident, he was in the Juvenile Facility Estribos de Sant Salvador de Guardiola, where he had tried to propagate ideas of holy war and jihad among other youths of North African origin, explained the Mossos.