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At least one dead and two injured in an attack in central Paris

At least one dead and two injured in an attack in central Paris

One person died and two others were injured in an attack this Saturday in the Paris 16th arrondissementAs the French Interior Minister reported, Gerald Darmanin.

“Police have just bravely arrested an attacker who attacked passers-by in Paris, around Grenelle Quay. One deceased and one injured person were treated by the Paris fire department. Please avoid the area,” Darmanin posted on X.

The area is located near the Eiffel Tower, one of the most touristic places in the French capital. The attacker has already been arrested by the policereports BFMTV television.

The minister reported that the suspect disappeared shortly after 9:00 p.m. local time stabbed fatal to a German-Filipino tourist and that, thanks to the intervention of a taxi driver, the woman who accompanied him was saved.

At this point, the young man crossed the iconic bridge Sign from Bir-Hakeimattack two peopleat least one of them British nationalitybeaten by hammer. One was injured in the eye and another suffered bruises. “The lives of none of them are in danger,” thanks to “the rapid intervention” of the agents, Dermanin said.

The suspect allegedly shouted “Allah Akbar” – Allah is the greatest – before being arrested on the street. Passy Park.

The attacker would be 26-year-old French citizen from Neuilly-sur-Seine, according to police sources cited by BFMTV. When arrested, the suspect told police that this was the case I’m tired of seeing Muslims die.

The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office assessed the situation and has announced the initiation of an investigation.

The attacker had “psychiatric problems” and already had a criminal record

Darmanin said that the attacker I was already booked sentenced to four years in prison, shouted “Allah is great” and did it “serious psychiatric problems”. In statements to the media, Darmanin did not confirm that it was a jihadist attack He demanded that the judiciary be allowed to do its job.

The minister provided information about the identity of the attacker: a man born in France in 1997 who already lives on the outskirts of Paris Sentenced to four years in prison in 2016 due to an attack foiled by the French authorities.

“For this reason, he has already been registered by our intelligence services,” Darmanin explained The young man is on medication because of “serious psychiatric problems from which he suffers”..

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