According to BFM TV, an unidentified person attacked bystanders with a knife in the center of Paris on Saturday. At least eight people have been reportedly injured, including two seriously, local media outlets have reported. Police have confirmed only four injured. Daesh terror group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly incident.
Reuters reported that a local Paris police source has confirmed there had been a stabbing assault, without revealing further details.
“One victim is dead, two are seriously injured and two are lightly injured,” local police said on Twitter. Meanwhile, local media has
published a video showing people reportedly running from the mass stabbing attack.
Paris Authorities said that perpetrator who carried out the stabbing attack in the center of Paris on Saturday was overpowered by police. Sources close to the incident said that the assailant was shot dead by local police, BFM TV reported.
The motives of the attacker are unknown, local media reported. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has praised the police for their fast response.
“I applaud the composure and fast reaction of the police forces that neutralized the attacker. My thoughts are with the victims of this outrageous act,” Collomb said on Twitter.
The tragic incident reportedly took place not far from the Opera, in the ninth arrondissement of Paris. This area is full of bars, restaurants and theaters…