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France: Police on scene after two injured in stabbing attack near former Charlie Hebdo office01:24

France: Police on scene after two injured in stabbing attack near former Charlie Hebdo office

France, Paris
September 25, 2020 at 13:21 GMT -00:00 · Published

Two people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on Friday. Two suspects have been arrested in relation to the attack according to the French police.

The Paris police department announced that the two injured are in critical condition, but their lives are not in immediate danger.

Police forces closed the area near Richard Lenoir metro station in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. The BRI, France's Research and Intervention Brigade is on scene. All schools near by have been placed in lockdown as a security measure.

The motivation behind the attack is unclear at the moment. Charlie Hebdo is no longer based in the area after an Islamist gun attack killed several of its journalists in 2015.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex is leading a crisis control centre at the Interior Minister's office. He is expected to come to the scene alongside Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin. French prosecutors have opened an investigation for attempted murder and are investigating a possible terror link.

France: Police on scene after two injured in stabbing attack near former Charlie Hebdo office01:24
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Two people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on Friday. Two suspects have been arrested in relation to the attack according to the French police.

The Paris police department announced that the two injured are in critical condition, but their lives are not in immediate danger.

Police forces closed the area near Richard Lenoir metro station in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. The BRI, France's Research and Intervention Brigade is on scene. All schools near by have been placed in lockdown as a security measure.

The motivation behind the attack is unclear at the moment. Charlie Hebdo is no longer based in the area after an Islamist gun attack killed several of its journalists in 2015.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex is leading a crisis control centre at the Interior Minister's office. He is expected to come to the scene alongside Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin. French prosecutors have opened an investigation for attempted murder and are investigating a possible terror link.

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