Paris: Man attacks soldier with knife, no injuries caused

16 September, 2017, 01:16 | Author: Ruben Patrick
  • BREAKING: Knifeman 'shouting Allah' attacks soldier at Paris train station near Notre Dame

According to information from local media sources, citing the police services, the assailant, quickly neutralized by the soldier, was shouting remarks referring to Allah.

The Paris prosecutor's office said counter-terrorism investigators are probing Friday morning's incident at the Chatelet station in the centre of the capital, based on preliminary examination of the attacker's background. The individual was not known to police, " added anor police source.

In Paris man, threatening with a knife, attacked a military engaged in patrolling as part of operation "Sentinel".

According to initial data, the French soldier was attacked by an unknown person armed with an arme blanche.

The French army's anti-terrorism Operation Sentinel was established following the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.

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French Defense Minister Florence Parly said the number of troops involved in the Sentinelle operation would remain at 7,000 under the plan.

The soldier was unhurt in the incident. No one else was attacked or injured.

Soldiers and police officers have in recent years frequently been the target of attackers in France who often claim allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) terror group.

He took the attacker under control following the attack.

France has been the victim of a string of ISIS-inspired terror attacks in the past two years, most notably the November 2015 atrocities that claimed the lives of 130 people.

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