Knife­man held in Paris

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

A knife-wield­ing man tried to at­tack a sol­dier in a ma­jor sub­way in­ter­change in Paris but was quickly ar­rested and no one was hurt, French po­lice said.

Po­lice spokes­woman Jo­hana Primev­ert told the As­so­ci­ated Press that the in­ci­dent took place early yes­ter­day in the Chatelet sta­tion in cen­tral Paris.

Traf­fic and ac­cess to the sta­tion, which serves mul­ti­ple sub­way and com­muter train lines, quickly re­sumed.

The sol­dier in­volved was with the Sen­tinelle force as­signed to pro­tect prom­i­nent sites since deadly Is­lamic ex­trem­ist at­tacks in re­cent years.

The force has been tar­geted in the past.

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