One individual died and two others have been injured after a person attacked vacationers in central Paris close to the Eiffel Tower.
Police arrested the 26-year-old man, a French nationwide, utilizing a Taser stun gun, inside minister Gerald Darmanin instructed reporters on Saturday evening.
The suspect was on the French safety providers watch listing and was additionally recognized for having psychiatric problems, Darmanin added.
The assault came about round 7pm GMT when the person attacked a vacationer couple with a knife on the Quai de Grenelle, just a few ft away from the Eiffel Tower, killing a German nationwide.
He was then chased by police and attacked two different folks with a hammer earlier than being arrested.
“The police have simply courageously arrested an assailant attacking passersby in Paris, across the Quai de Grenelle. One deceased individual and one injured individual handled by the Paris hearth brigade. Please keep away from the world,” the minister wrote.
The antiterrorism prosecutor’s workplace has been put in command of an investigation, Agence France Presse mentioned.
“The assailant was neutralised in a short time by police. We tried to avoid wasting the lifetime of this man. It’s a person who died and so they (the individuals who have been attacked) have been vacationers,” Dr Patrick Pelloux instructed BFM TV.
Saturday evening’s incident in central Paris occurred lower than eight months earlier than the French capital hosts the Olympic Video games and will elevate questions on safety on the world sporting occasion.
Paris plans an unprecedented opening ceremony on the Seine river that will draw as many as 600,000 spectators.