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France: Two suspects arrested after stabbing attack near former Charlie Hebdo office00:47

France: Two suspects arrested after stabbing attack near former Charlie Hebdo office

France, Paris
September 25, 2020 at 12:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Two suspects were arrested on Friday afternoon in Paris following a stabbing attack near the former office of Charlie Hebdo.

Armed police could be seen in the vicinity of the incident in the French capital.

Two people, said to be employees of a press agency, were injured in the attack, their injuries are considered to not be life-threatening.

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.

Background information on the two suspects which were arrested has yet to be released as the investigation into the attack continues.

France: Two suspects arrested after stabbing attack near former Charlie Hebdo office00:47
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Two suspects were arrested on Friday afternoon in Paris following a stabbing attack near the former office of Charlie Hebdo.

Armed police could be seen in the vicinity of the incident in the French capital.

Two people, said to be employees of a press agency, were injured in the attack, their injuries are considered to not be life-threatening.

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.

Background information on the two suspects which were arrested has yet to be released as the investigation into the attack continues.

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