Attack in European Capital – "Avoid the Area"

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.03 - 2023 8:11 AM CET

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Attack in European Capital.

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A serious act of violence has occurred in Paris.

It was in the French capital that a violent attack took place overnight.

At least one person has died and several others have been injured in the attack, which occurred near the Eiffel Tower in the central parts of Paris.

A 26-year-old, previously known to the police, has been arrested following the incident.

This was reported by the BBC.

"Avoid the Area"

The 26-year-old approached tourists visiting the French capital with a knife and fatally stabbed a German citizen.

He then attacked two other people with a hammer before being stopped by the police.

"The police have just bravely apprehended an attacker who was assaulting passersby in Paris, around Quai de Grenelle. One person is dead and the injured are being treated by Paris emergency services. Please avoid the area," stated France's Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin via X after the incident.

On a List

The perpetrator reportedly told the police that he was "upset about so many Muslims dying in Afghanistan and Palestine."

The attacker, known to have mental health issues, is on the French police's list of potential security threats.

In 2016, he was sentenced to four years in prison after planning a similar attack.

Murder in Nantes

Elsewhere in France, another serious act of violence has taken place.

In the city of Nantes in the western part of the country, a football supporter was attacked under unclear circumstances and lost his life in connection with the incident.

This was reported by AP.

"Could Not Be Saved"

The supporter was part of Brigade Loire, a fan association for Nantes.

The club has expressed its condolences and highlighted that an investigation is underway.

"Under circumstances that are the subject of an ongoing legal investigation, the 31-year-old collapsed. Despite the intervention of emergency services, it was not possible to save the supporter," the club announced.

It is unclear if anyone else was injured in connection with the incident.