An Afghan refugee was killed while attacking police in San Francisco, screaming the terrorist phrase that gives credit for murdering innocent people to the Muslim deity.
In bodycam footage, 41-year old Ajmal Amani can be seen rushing two police officers with a knife at a residential hotel in south San Francisco. The Afghan citizen can be clearly heard yelling the Islamist phrase in the bodycam, a development that suggests a terrorist motive in the attack.
Watch footage of the shooting here, which occurred after hotel guests and employees reported being threatened by Amani with the knife. “As Mr. Amani closed the distance, officer 1 and officer 2 fired their respective weapons, striking Mr. Amani. Mr. Amani fell to the ground with the knife nearby him,” a San Francisco Police Department spokesman said of the shooting.
Videos show Ajmal Amani charging at @SFPDSouthern officers at SoMa residential hotel while armed with knife, per @SFPD. @SFPDChief Bill Scott express condolences to family of Amani, who once served as Afghan interpreter for US military & had PTSD. https://t.co/8Bqhqnq2jn pic.twitter.com/T9GZ9CYNWV
— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) November 25, 2021