French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said yesterday, Saturday, that an attacker killed a German tourist in a knife attack in the center of the capital. Paris, He injured two other people in the attack after assaulting them with a hammer.
The minister added that the attacker is on the watch list of the French security services, and suffers from psychological disorders, and he informed the police that he could not bear the killing of Muslims in Afghanistan and the occupied Palestinian territories.
The attacker, a Frenchman born in 1997, stabbed a German man born in 1999 and wounded two others a few hundred meters from the Eiffel Tower, one of whom was a Frenchman in his sixties, and a foreign tourist whose nationality was not determined.
The Public Prosecutor's Office in the French capital stated that the suspect was arrested and placed under investigation in two cases of assassination and attempted assassination handled by the criminal unit in Paris.
Later, French President Emmanuel Macron sent his condolences to the relatives of the German who was killed in the attack, expressing his sympathy for the injured.
The incident that occurred yesterday evening in central Paris comes less than 8 months before the French capital hosts the Olympic Games, and this incident may raise questions about the security situation during the global sporting event.
Since mid-October, it has been in place France On alert for an emergency attack after an attack that took place in Arras, in the north of the country, which claimed the life of a teacher, the government decided to deploy 7,000 soldiers internally in the face of the risk of spreading the repercussions of the war between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) to its territory.