An assailant stabbed one man to death and injured two others on the evening of November 2, near the Bir Hakeim bridge in Paris. The individual, arrested and placed in police custody, was known for radical Islamism and psychiatric disorders. He shouted “Allah Akbar” at the time of the incident, according to a police source. Of French nationality and born in 1997, the attacker was sentenced in 2016 to “four years in prison” for wanting to carry out another attack, declared Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin. He had at the time been arrested by the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) before taking action, added the minister. The national anti-terrorism prosecution has indicated that it is taking charge of the investigation.
The deceased victim is a German tourist, according to Gérald Darmanin. The two injured are a Frenchman, aged around sixty, and a foreign tourist who was injured with a hammer, he said. The attack comes less than two months after that in Arras which cost the life of a teacher in mid-October and led to the Vigipirate plan being raised to the maximum “emergency attack” level.
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