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1 dead, 2 injured in knife attack in Paris

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1 dead, 2 injured in knife attack in Paris

The assailant attacked a couple around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday near the Eiffel Tower, causing the man to die, and then attacked at least two other tourists with a hammer before being arrested, Xinhua news agency reported.

During a press briefing on-site, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said the suspect, a 26-year-old French man, had been sentenced in 2016 to four years in prison.

The French national anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said that it is in charge of the investigation.

“We will not give in to terrorism,” French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said on X.

–Ajit Weekly News

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