One man is dead after a terrorist yelling “Allahu Akbar” began stabbing people on a Paris street Saturday afternoon.
According to reports, one of the victims died from his injuries. The attacker was shot dead by police.
As many as eight more were injured, but the exact number varies between news agencies.
The attack is the latest in a line of terror incidents in the city in recent years. The worst occurred in November of 2015, Islamic terrorists killed 130 people in a shooting rampage in the city.
A man killed a passer-by in a knife attack in the heart of Paris and injured four others before being shot dead by police, French authorities said.
“A person attacked five people in the second district of Paris. Police intervened immediately,” Pierre Gaudin, a senior official at the Paris prefecture, told reporters.
“The individual died. Another person, seriously injured (by the attacked) died from their injuries.”
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb called it an “odious” attack.
The Paris prefecture had earlier said a person had carried out a knife attack in the second arrondissement – or district – of the French capital. Paris’ opera and landmark retail stores are located in that area.
France has been on high alert as a series of attacks commissioned or inspired by Islamic State have hit the country over the past three years in which dozens of people have been killed.
Here is video and photos from the scene, posted to social media.
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