Six stabbed as 'drunken man' goes on rampage through Paris

Six stabbed as 'drunken man' goes on rampage through Paris

Police have now detained the suspect

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Six people were stabbed in Paris last night (February 13) by a suspected "drunken man, who has now been detained by police.

Local media claims the man went on a rampage, randomly targeting anyone nearby, at around 11pm local time in the north of the capital.

Five of the six victims had to be treated in hospital after the stabbing but are not thought to be in a life-threatening condition.

The other victim is reportedly said to have been protected from injury by their thick clothing.

After the stabbing the man was then allegedly able to slip away on foot, however the police were able to find him by using CCTV. 

The suspect was spotted sheltering at the entrance of a building and police were able to locate him.

Local media reports the police said the suspect was drunk and his clothes were soaked in blood. Officers also found a knife in another street.  

The man was detained and is expected to be questioned today (February 14).

It is not yet known whether the incident is linked to terrorism, according to The Telegraph.