7 injured in Paris knife attack; terrorism not suspected


At least seven people have been injured in Paris after a man attacked people with a knife and an iron bar at two separate locations.

A man has been arrested and the incident is not being treated as terrorism, police said.

An overnight police press officer said the attack took place near a cinema in the 19th district of central Paris late Sunday. It was not immediately clear if the attacker was among one of the injured.

Two British tourists are among seven people injured in a stabbing in Paris, according to local media.

Minutes earlier another group of people had been attacked next to a cinema near the Bassin de la Villette, an artificial lake.

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He said: "He had an iron bar in his hand which he threw at the men chasing him, then he took out a knife". "But they didn't react".

The Foreign Office said: 'We are urgently investigating this incident and are in close contact with the French authorities'.

Evidence is shown on the street in downtown Paris where seven people were wounded in a knife attack on September 10, 2018.

A police investigation has been launched for attempted murder, according to a judicial source. The incident is now not being treated as a terrorist attack.

And on June 17, two people were hurt in another southern town when a woman shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) attacked them in a supermarket with a boxcutter knife.