Spanish Policeman Attacked on Morocco Border, Man Arrested

MADRID (Reuters) -
Police officers stop a man on the border at Beni Enzar between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, Tuesday in this still image from a CCTV video. (Interior Ministry via Reuters)

A man was detained on Tuesday after attacking a policeman on the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla with a large knife, a source from the local government said.

The man, believed to be Moroccan, approached the border at Beni Enzar at 7:35 a.m. local time and shouted “All-hu akbar” before the attack in which the policeman was cut on the hand.

The man was immediately arrested, the source said.