Maghreb Arab Press

Knife Attack near Paris Leaves Two Dead

Paris  -  
Two people were killed and one "badly injured" in a knife attack Thursday in Trappes, a suburb west of Paris, according to France's National Police.
Knife Attack near Paris Leaves Two Dead
23 August 2018

The attacker was also killed, police said.

"After the attack, he ran into a house to hide. He left shortly afterward and threatened police before being neutralized," police added.

The two people who were killed were the attacker's mother and sister, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry told reporters.

Interior Minister Gérard Collomb told reporters in Trappes that "the attacker had serious psychiatric problems" and that he "was known for being a terror apologist."

The attacker was on the File for the Prevention of Terrorist Radicalization, a targeted watch list which focuses on would-be jihadists.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq media outlet but did not provide any evidence to support the claim.

Last modified : 23 August 2018

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