7 wounded in Paris knife attack

- AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, PARIS

Sep 11, 2018-

Seven people including two British tourists were wounded in Paris late on Sunday by a knife-wielding man, a terrifying attack that bystanders tried to stop by throwing petanque balls at the assailant.

Four of the victims were in a critical condition, police said, after the man brandishing a large blade and and iron bar went on the rampage next to a canal in the northeast of the capital.

The suspect is believed to be an Afghan national and has been arrested, said a source close to the enquiry, adding he had targeted “strangers” but that “nothing at this stage shows signs of a terrorist nature”.

Chaos erupted on the banks of the Bassin de la Villette after 11pm.

Published: 11-09-2018 08:34

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