Paris knife attacker injures seven

Paris knife attacker injures seven

TWO British tourists were among seven injured by a rampaging knifeman in Paris on Sunday night.

The attack took place just before 23:00 (21:00 GMT) on the banks of a canal in the 19th arrondissement, in the north-east of the capital.

The man then reportedly attacked the two British tourists in a nearby street.

Men who were playing petanque in the area hurled a steel ball at the knifeman to try and stop him.

While authorities have yet to establish the motive behind the attack, an investigation has been launched into the violent spree.

It is reported a man of Afghan nationality has been arrested and the incident is not being treated as terrorism, police said.

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The pair were then attacked, he said. The suspect was said to be unconscious, according to BFM TV.

Witnesses told Agence France Presse the man was also carrying an iron bar.

The case is being investigated by judicial police, with Paris prosecutors opening an official inquiry. In May, a Chechnyan national attacked four people in Paris with a knife, killing one and injuring four.

That attack came days after an Afghan asylum-seeker was arrested in the southwestern town of Perigueux for a drunken rampage with a knife in which four people were wounded, one seriously.

On June 17, two people were hurt in another southern town when a woman shouting "Allahu akbar" attacked them with a knife in a supermarket before being overpowered.

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