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One dead after stabbing attack in central Paris – interior minister

The assailant reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”

One person was killed and another wounded in a stabbing attack in downtown Paris on Saturday evening, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has said.

“The police have just courageously arrested an assailant attacking the passersby in Paris, around the Quai de Grenelle. One person is dead, and one injured person is being treated by the Paris fire brigade. Please avoid the area,” the minister wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

According to Le Parisien, the suspect wielded a knife and a hammer. The attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar,” Le Parisien and AFP reported, citing a police source.

A tourist with dual German-Philippine nationality, was attacked on the Bir-Hakeim bridge and has died from stab wounds to the back and shoulder, the French media reported. 

An English tourist was attacked when walking with his wife and child on Avenue du President Kennedy. He was reportedly hospitalized with head injuries. The French media reported that there is a third victim, who was also hospitalized.


December 03, 2023 at 04:05AM

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