Four stabbed in Paris attack, suspect arrested: Officials

PARIS: Four people were stabbed on Friday (Sep 25) near the former offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris that was attacked by militants over five years ago, Prime Minister Jean Castex said, and police said a suspect had been arrested.

A police source had earlier told Reuters that two of the four wounded had life-threatening injuries.

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"I was in my office. I heard screams in the road. I looked out of the window and saw a woman who was lying on the floor and had taken a whack in the face from what was possibly a machete," a witness told Europe 1 radio.

"I saw a second neighbour on the floor and I went to help."

French firefighters load one of the several people injured into a waiting ambulance near the former offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo following an alleged attack by a man wielding a knife in the capital Paris on Sep 25, 2020. (AFP/Alain JOCARD)

Paris police said one person had been arrested near the Bastille opera house.

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One police source said a machete had been found at the scene. Another police sources said a meat cleaver had been found there.

Local authorities asked people to avoid the area and said a police operation was under way in a northeastern district of Paris. Deputy mayor ERead More – Source