Two Britons injured in Paris knife attack

Two Britons injured in Paris knife attack

Monday, September 10, 2018

Two British tourists are among seven injured after they were attacked by an armed man in Paris, local media reported.

A man armed with a knife and an iron bar is said to have attacked people on the banks of a canal in the north-east of the city just after 11pm local time.

Four people were seriously injured, while Le Parisen newspaper said one British tourist has a chest injury while another was stabbed in the head.

The paper said the perpetrator stabbed three people near a cinema on the Bassin de la Villette.

It is reported a man of Afgan nationality has been arrested and the incident is not being treated as terrorism, police said.

The Foreign Office said: “We are urgently investigating this incident and are in close contact with the French authorities."

The Paris prosecutors’ office is handling the investigation.