DEVELOPING: Law Enforcement Kills Suspect In Stabbing Spree, 8 Injured, At Least 1 Dead

It is being reported that local law enforcement in Paris, France shot and killed a man suspected of stabbing several people.

According to reports, the knife-wielding man shouted “Allahu Akhbar” while lunging at pedestrians, before being confronted by police.

As CBS News reports, eight people were severely injured by the man and at least one person was killed in the attack.

Per Sky News:

Police opened fire on the attacker who was on the ground suffering from cardiac arrest at the time, according to BFMTV.

The attack happened at about 9pm on Saturday evening in Rue Monsigny in the French capital’s second arrondissement where Paris’s opera and landmark retail stores are located.

The attacker shouted “Kill me or I kill you”, a police source told Le Parisien newspaper

A judicial source said authorities were looking into whether the anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office should be handling the case.

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Video on social media showed people fleeing the area which was near St Augustine Street which is lined with restaurants.

A witness who was sitting in a Japanese restaurant with his girlfriend told Le Parisien: “Just before 9pm, we saw people rushing inside the restaurant screaming that a man was outside with a bloody knife.

“People were throwing themselves on the floor in panic.

“Five minutes later there was a second scare and customers blocked the door of the restaurant for fear the attacker had slipped inside.

“Then it claimed down. Outside, even the police seemed a bit lost at first.”

And, via Telegraph:

The assailant shouted ‘Allahu Akhbar’ as he lunged at pedestrians, witnesses said. Two of the injured were in serious condition, according to BFM TV.

The attack took place near Place de l’Opéra. Witnesses said police first attempted to taser the attacker, but opened fire after that failed to subdue him.

Police cordoned off the area after the attack. A police official confirmed the attack but gave no further details.

Gérard Collomb, the interior minister, said his “first thoughts are with the victims of this odious act.” He added: “I salute the sang-froid and quick reactions of the police.”


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