Paris knifeman shot dead after killing one and injuring four

In a series of tweets, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, said his thoughts were with the victims of the attack and praised the “courage” of police who “neutralised the terrorist”.

“France is paying in blood once again, but it will not give in one inch to the enemies of freedom,” he wrote.

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A knifeman has killed one person and injured four others, one of them critically, before being shot dead by French police in Paris.

The attacker struck in one of the most popular areas of the city, near the celebrated opera house and theatres.

Pierre Gaudin, a spokesman for the police prefecture, said the knifeman attacked shortly before 9pm.

“One person has died of their injuries,” Gaudin said, adding that two others had been seriously injured and taken to hospital.

François Molins, the Paris prosecutor, said witnesses reported that the attacker had cried “Allah Akbar” before the stabbings.

An investigation has been opened into a suspected terrorist attack.
Molins is expected to give more details at a press conference on Sunday.

The suspected knifeman was said to be in his 20s, bearded and of “north African appearance”.

Isis has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a series of tweets, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, said his thoughts were with the victims of the attack and praised the “courage” of police who “neutralised the terrorist”.

“France is paying in blood once again, but it will not give in one inch to the enemies of freedom,” he wrote.

The interior minister, Gérard Collomb, hailed the “sangfroid” and quick response of police who shot the attacker.

“My first thoughts are with the victims of this odious act,” he tweeted.

 

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GRADUATE STUDENT: MASTERS OF LAWS, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, http://dmu.ac.uk/ SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & LAWS, LEICESTER.

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