Stabbing attack near Eiffel Tower. There is a casualty

The incident took place at approximately 9:45pm on Saturday, in the Seine Valley next to the Eiffel Tower. The assailant attacked the two with a knife and a hammer. The victim died and the injured woman was taken to hospital.

French television BFMTV reported that two more people were attacked with a knife near the scene of the first incident.

Several dozen minutes later, French Interior Minister GĂ©rald Dormanin announced that police had captured the attacker.

According to BFMTV, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to Tarmanin on the phone about the situation from a flight back from Doha, Qatar.

According to AFP, citing a police source, the assailant shouted “Allah Akbar” during the attack. The man must have French citizenship and be born in France.

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