Terror in Paris: 7 injured as Muslim terrorist goes on stabbing rampage
Seven people, including two British tourists, were injured by a Muslim terrorist who went on a stabbing rampage in the center of Paris on Sunday night. Four of the victims were seriously wounded.
The Muslim terrorist, an Afghan national who was carrying a knife and an iron bar, stabbed three people outside a cinema on the banks of a canal in the north-east of the city.
Officials said they did not believe the terror attack was linked to terrorism.
One of the British tourists was particularly badly hurt by ‘a stab in the head’, while the other was ‘cut in the chest’ in the stabbing attack.
A security guard at one of two cinemas on either side of the Canal de l’Ourcq said he saw a man who had already assaulted people being chased by two other men who tried to stop him.
‘He had an iron bar in his hand which he threw at the men chasing him, then he took out a knife,’ he said.
A witness playing boules made an attempt to foil the terror attack by throwing a boule at the terrorist.
The victims were all rushed to local hospitals, where their conditions were described as ‘serious but not life-threatening’. The terrorist is not thought to have been badly injured by officers.
‘Nothing at this stage shows signs of a terrorist nature in these assaults,’ a source close to the inquiry into the terror attack said.