Paris stabbing: Cinema knife attack leaves seven people injured

Pauline Gross
September 10, 2018

The officer had no information about the identities of the injured.

The attacker continued down the street, allegedly attacking several more people, including two British tourists, before police arrested him.

Police say seven people have been injured in a knife attack in Paris but that terrorism is not suspected.

The man, said to be an Afghan national, was arrested.

Two are said to be British tourists.

The incident which occurred Sunday evening (local time) 4 km north of central Paris in the city's 19th arrondissement is not related to terror, Le Parisien reports.

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A source close to the investigation said: "Nothing at this stage shows signs of a terrorist nature in these assaults".

The man initially stabbed two men and a woman near the MK2 cinema on the quai de Loire, along the Ourcq canal, reports say.

"He had an iron bar in his hand which he threw at the men chasing him, then he took out a knife", he told AFP.

On August 23, a man stabbed his mother and sister to death and seriously injured another person in a town near Paris before being shot dead by police.

Four of the injured are known to be in serious conditions in hospital.

The local news station added the attacker was armed with a knife and a metal bar, and first attacked three people outside a movie theater.

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