France: Central Paris cordoned off following deadly knife attack

Journalist (French): *TRANSLATION TO FOLLOW* Brice Alzon, Les Republicains (LR) party for Paris 2nd District (French): «The attacker was on Gaillon Street before being stopped and killed by police.» Police cordoned off central Paris on Saturday, after a knife-wielding attacker killed one person and injured four more. The assailant was also killed after being shot by police. Regional... Еще Secretary of the Police Alliance Yvan Asioma said that «before 9 o'clock our colleagues from the area received a call regarding a knife attack. Several people were injured by someone who used a knife.» He went on to say that police officers «saw the victims lying on the ground and they faced a bearded man who was holding a knife and immediately came towards them. One of the police officers attempted to use his taser twice. It didn't work. The second police officer only had the time to step back one metre and use his weapon to neutralise the man.» French authorities have opened a terrorism investigation into the stabbing attack, which was claimed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS).

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