One person has been killed and another injured after an assailant is said to have shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before attacking passersby in central Paris.
The attacker – who launched the assault near the Eiffel Tower – was born in France and is French, a source in the French police said.
They said the suspect had shouted out ‘Allahu Akbah’.
One person died and another was injured, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Saturday on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
‘The police have just courageously arrested an assailant attacking passersby in Paris, around the Quai de Grenelle,’ the minister wrote.
‘One deceased person and one injured person treated by the Paris fire brigade. Please avoid the area.’
The wounded person was receiving treatment.
The anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said it had not yet put in charge of an investigation.