Four injured as machete-wielding man goes on stabbing spree near Charlie Hebdo's former HQ in Paris

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25 September 2020

Four people have been injured in a stabbing attack on Boulevard Richard Lenoir in Paris near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine, the French Prime Minister said Friday.

The Prime Minister said that two of the injured were in grave condition.

A police source revealed that the suspected assailant has been arrested and no other suspects are sought. According to media reports, the attacker was detained on the steps of the Bastille Opera. Earlier, media reported there were two suspects in the attack.

​The Paris police previously said on Twitter that an operation is underway in the area and called on citizens to avoid the boulevard. However, the tweet did not provide any information about the operation.

First Deputy Mayor of Paris, Emmanuel Gregoire, in turn, said in a tweet that "a potentially dangerous individual" was wanted by the police in the area.

 

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