World Knife Attack Near Former Charlie Hebdo Offices Leaves 4 People Injured
2 wounded in knife attack at former Charlie Hebdo office in Paris
French police confirm suspect taken into custody after attack outside former office of satirical newspaper targeted in 2015 massacre.French Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed the attack, which police said had left two people wounded. Both victims, believed to be employees of a video production company that uses the office building, were left in serious but not life-threatening condition, according to the police.
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, reports Le Parisien.
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Police confirmed that an incident is in progress at the Richard Lenoir sector of the French capital. Police are advising residents to avoid the area.
One suspect has been arrested in connection to the knife attack. It is unclear if police are searching for more suspects.
Police cordoned off an area including the former Charlie Hebdo offices after a suspect package was noticed nearby, reported The Associated Press.
In January 2015, 12 people were killed in a terrorist attack after the satirical magazine published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
The magazine republished the controversial cartoons earlier this month ahead of the trial of 14 people accused of assisting two gunmen who carried out the attack.
In an editorial, the magazine said they had been asked many times to publish images of the Muslim prophet, which is forbidden in the Islam religion, after 2015 but decided the start of trial was the time to do so.
"We have always refused to do so, not because it is prohibited—the law allows us to do so—but because there was a need for a good reason to do it, a reason which has meaning and which brings something to the debate," it said.
"To reproduce these cartoons in the week the trial over the January 2015 terrorist attacks opens seemed essential to us."
It is unclear if the incident is connected to the republishing of the cartoons.
This week, the magazine's director, Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau, revealed she had been forced to leave her home after receiving death threats.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
France vows to protect its Jewish community after stabbing .
PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister promised Sunday to protect France’s Jewish community from extremists after a double stabbing in Paris blamed on Islamic terrorism. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin visited a synagogue Sunday ahead of the evening start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, and said more than 7,000 police and soldiers are protecting Jewish services this weekend. France has Europe’s largest Jewish community. “I came toInterior Minister Gerald Darmanin visited a synagogue Sunday ahead of the evening start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, and said more than 7,000 police and soldiers are protecting Jewish services this weekend. France has Europe’s largest Jewish community.