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Ter­ror probe af­ter Paris knife at­tack

Western Mail - - NEWS -

FRENCH au­thor­i­ties have launched a ter­ror­ism in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter an at­tempted knife at­tack on a sol­dier pa­trolling a large Paris sub­way interchange.

The Paris prose­cu­tor’s of­fice said counter-ter­ror­ism in­ves­ti­ga­tors are prob­ing yes­ter­day morn­ing’s in­ci­dent at the Chatelet sta­tion in the cen­tre of the cap­i­tal, based on pre­lim­i­nary ex­am­i­na­tion of the at­tacker’s back­ground.

Po­lice said a knife-wield­ing as­sailant tried to at­tack a sol­dier but was quickly ar­rested and no one was hurt. Traf­fic and ac­cess to the sta­tion, which serves mul­ti­ple sub­way and com­muter train lines, quickly re­sumed.

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

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