Title: Man Arrested Following Knife and Hammer Attack near Eiffel Tower in Paris
Paris, France – In a shocking incident near the iconic Eiffel Tower at Bir Hakeim, a man suspected of carrying out a knife and hammer attack has been apprehended by French police. The suspect, a French citizen who was previously known to intelligence services, was taken into custody shortly after the assault.
Tragically, one person was killed in the attack. The victim has been identified as a German tourist born in the Philippines. Additionally, two others sustained non-life threatening injuries, including a British national.
Swift action from a police officer at the scene resulted in the neutralization of the attacker using a taser. The suspect claimed that the motive behind his actions was his anguish over the loss of Muslim lives in Afghanistan and Palestine.
Born in France in 1997, the suspect had a troubled past and had previously served a four-year prison sentence for planning violent actions. Reports further indicate that he suffered from severe psychiatric disorders.
During the assault, witnesses reported that the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar,” a common phrase shouted by terrorists during attacks. Responding to the incident, French President Emmanuel Macron labeled it as a terror attack, prompting the anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office to launch an immediate investigation.
Renowned world leaders also expressed their shock and solidarity. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz condemned the incident, underlining the importance of combating hatred and terror.
Videos captured at the scene showcased the heavy presence of emergency services and the establishment of cordons to maintain the security of the area.
As the investigation progresses, further updates on this developing story will be provided.
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