Man goes on stabbing spree in Paris, injuring at least 7 people

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A man has gone on a stabbing spree in the French capital of Paris, injuring at least seven people, officials say. A motive for the attack was not immediately known.

The incident happened at 10:45 p.m. on Sunday when a man attacked people with a knife in front of the MK2 cinema on Quai de la Loire, a street in northeast Paris. It’s an area frequented by party-goers.

BFM TV reported that three people – two men and a woman – were injured in front of the cinema. A witness who was playing pétanque nearby threw a ball on the attacker, causing him to flee.

A short time later, two British tourists were stabbed on Rue Henri Noguères, a nearby street, before the suspect was taken into custody by officers from the anti-crime brigade.

According to initial reports, a total of seven people were injured, including four people who suffered serious injuries. The suspect was also injured and was said to be unconscious, according to BFM TV.

There was no immediate word on the suspect’s identity or a possible motive for Sunday’s attack. A source told the Reuters news agency that there was no immediate indication of a link to terrorism.

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