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Paris: Several Wounded in Knife Attack Near Ex-Charlie Hebdo Site

Paris: Several Wounded in Knife Attack Near Ex-Charlie Hebdo Site

Friday, 25 September, 2020 - 10:45
French police secure the area after a man was shot dead at a police station in the 18th district in Paris, France, January 7, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Paris police said four people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

A Paris police official said that while authorities initially thought two attackers were involved, they now believe it was only one person, who was detained near the Bastille plaza in eastern Paris.

It is unclear what motivated the attack Friday or whether it had any link to Charlie Hebdo, which moved offices after they were attacked by gunmen in 2015.

Police were flooding into the neighborhood in eastern Paris, near the Richard Lenoir subway station, The Associated Press reported.

Police did not release the identities of the attacker or the wounded, who include two people in “absolutely urgent” condition, an official said. Hr was not authorized to be publicly named.

Prime Minister Jean Castex cut short a visit to a suburb north of Paris to head to the Interior Ministry to follow developments.

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