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1 dead, 1 injured in attack in Paris, assailant held

Published : 03 Dec 2023, 01:45

Updated : 03 Dec 2023, 11:20

  DF News Desk
File Photo: Xinhua.

A knife attack left one dead and two injured on Saturday evening in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, reported Xinhua, quoting a local report.

The assailant attacked a couple around 9:45 p.m. (GMT 2045) near the Eiffel Tower, causing the man to die, and then attacked at least two other tourists with a hammer before being arrested.

During a press briefing on-site, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said the suspect, a 26-year-old French man, had been sentenced in 2016 to four years in prison.

The French national anti-terrorism prosecutor's office said that it is in charge of the investigation.

"We will not give in to terrorism," French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said on X