PARIS: Knife attacker goes on rampage stabbing at least six people near Eurostar station. The people were stabbed at random during a ferocious series of unprovoked attacks close to the Eurostar hub in Paris.
According to the latest reports, the attack went down in the heavily-migrant populated 18th arrondissement of the French which indicates the attacker was a Muslim. six-stabbed-northern-paris-random-acts-violence-escalate-france
Express The incident began at 11pm local time (10pm GMT) on Tuesday in the downmarket area around Rue Max Dormoy near the Eurostar staton, Gard du Nord, in the city’s 18th arrondissement Those stabbed were rushed to hospital for treatment to cuts which authorities have described as non-life threatening.
A suspect has been arrested and he was held in police custody overnight. Local reports claim officers were waiting for the man, suspected of being drunk, to sober up before they interrogated him.
Police have not yet commented on whether the attack was Islamic terror-related. It is understood the man escaped on foot after wounding five people. A sixth person escaped unscathed, reportedly protected from the blade by thick winter clothing.
Police quickly launched a major manhunt using the city’s surveillance CCTV cameras to track him down. When police finally detained the man, officers said the suspect’s clothes was covered in blood.