Paris Knife Attack: 7 Wounded Including UK Tourists – French Police Arrested Suspect

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Seven people were wounded in Paris, France after a suspect attacked them with a knife, local media reports. 

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Source: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Seven people are injured

7 people were injured in a Paris knife attack, including 2 UK tourists as Le Parisien newspaper reported. He injured one in the chest and stabbing another in the head.

The knife attack took place near a cinema in the 19th district of Paris at 10:45 p.m. along the Canal de l’Ourcq, BFM TV reported. There is still no information about the identities of the wounded people.

Source: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The suspect

French authorities were trying to check if the suspect is among the injured. This man used a knife and a metal bar to attack three people outside the cinema and then several people who tried to stop him.

Le Parisien said the attacker is an Afghan national. This attack is not suspected to be linked to terrorism.

Source: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

In fact, 3 men playing pétanque (a French sport involving heavy metal balls) threw one of the balls at the attacker to stop him. Then he went to Quai de la Loire and turned to Rue Henri Nogueres.

The witness, a security guard told reporters: “He had an iron bar in his hand which he threw at the men chasing him, then he took out a knife.”

Source: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The Foreign Office said: “We are urgently investigating this incident and are in close contact with the French authorities.”


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