Man attacks people with knife in Paris, shot by police


PARIS: A man attacked bystanders with a knife in the heart of Paris on Saturday before being shot by police, BFM TV said.

Four people were injured, including two seriously, BFM said.

According to reports, the assailant who killed a man in a central Paris knife attack on Saturday night was a Russian born in 1997 in Chechnya, a judicial source said on Sunday.

The assailant shouted “Allahu akbar (God is greatest),” as he killed the passer-by in the knife attack and wounded four others before he was shot dead by police.

The father and mother of the attacker are being held for questioning by French police, the source said.