One person died and two others were injured after a man attacked tourists in the center of Paris, near the Eiffel Tower, reported on Saturday Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin.
The police quickly arrested the assailant, 26 years old and of French nationality, using a Taser stun gun, said Darmanin to journalists.
The suspect was sentenced to four years in prison in 2016 for planning another attack and was on the watch list of the French security services, in addition to being known for suffering from psychiatric disordersadded the minister.
In which sector of Paris did the terrorist attack occur?
The attack took place around 1900 GMT, when the man attacked a couple of tourists with a knife in the Quai de Grenelle, a few meters from the Eiffel Tower, mortally wounding a German citizen. He was later chased by police and attacked two other people with a hammer before being arrested.
The suspect had yelled “Allahu Akbar” (God is the greatest) and told police he was upset that “so many Muslims are dying in Afghanistan and Palestine“and he was also upset by the situation of Loop, said Darmanin.
On the other hand, it was confirmed that the anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office He said he was in charge of the investigation.
The Saturday night incident in downtown Paris It occurred less than eight months before the French capital hosts the Olympic Games and could raise questions about security at the global sporting event.
Looking ahead to next year, Paris plans an unprecedented opening ceremony in the Seine river which could attract up to 600,000 spectators.