One dead, two injured in Paris knife and hammer attack near Eiffel Tower

One dead, two injured in Paris knife and hammer attack near Eiffel Tower
# 03 December 2023 04:32 (UTC +04:00)

French police have arrested a man suspected of killing one person and injuring two others in a knife and hammer attack in central Paris, APA reports citing CNN.

The attack took place at Bir Hakeim, near the Eiffel Tower, France’s Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin told reporters at the scene on Saturday night.

He said that the man arrested was a French citizen previously known to intelligence services.

One man – a German tourist born in the Philippines – was killed in the attack and two others sustained non-life threatening injuries, he added.

One of the police officers responding to the scene used a taser to neutralize the attacker, Darmanin said. The suspect’s life is not at risk, he added.

“After his arrest, he said he could no longer bear to see Muslims dying in both Afghanistan and Palestine,” Darmanin said.

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