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Man who shouted 'Allahu Akbar' in Lausanne faces trial

National News // June 21, 2017

A man who caused panic on the Lausanne metro system on Friday by shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ meaning God is great in Arabic, has been released – but he will face trial for shouting threats.

Vitaly Volkov, Man who shouted 'Allahu Akbar' in Lausanne faces trial

The man told police he was having a paranoid breakdown and was calling for help from God.

A cantonal psychiatrist determined the Somali national was not required to be detained in hospital.

If found guilty of causing general alarm, he could face three years in jail.


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