Two potentially dangerous assailants on the run after the latest machete attack in Paris
Affected Countries: france;
At least four people have been injured during a stabbing attack close to the scene of the 2015 terrorist shootings at the former office of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
Three people are reported to be in a serious condition following the incident in the 11th arrondissement of Paris.
The terrorists targeted Charlie Hebdo because it had published material mocking Islam and the prophet Muhammad.
Police confirmed that an incident was in progress at the Richard Lenoir sector of the French capital and advised residents to avoid the area.
French media reported that one suspect was arrested on the steps of the Opera Bastille at around 12:45 p.m. local time and was found with blood on his clothes.
Police cordoned off an area including the former Charlie Hebdo offices after a suspect package was also noticed nearby.
One of the victims, a witness said, was a woman who had been smoking a cigarette on the street when she was suddenly attacked.
After being stabbed, the woman, who was bleeding profusely, ran into a nearby office to seek shelter.
On September 14th, Marika Bret, who heads up the magazine’s human resources department, received death threats, following the magazine’s reprinting of cartoons of Mohammed.