France, seven people including two British tourists were injured after they were attacked by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar in Paris. A source close to the inquiry said the suspect, believed to be an Afghan national, has been arrested. “Nothing at this stage shows signs of a terrorist nature in these assaults,” the source said, adding that the attacker had targeted “strangers in the street”.
Of the seven wounded, four are in a critical condition, police said.The incident took place just after 11PM (2100 GMT) on the banks of a canal in the northeast of the capital.A security guard at one of two cinemas on either side of the Bassin de la Villette, part of the Canal de l’Ourcq, said he saw a man who had already assaulted people being chased by two other men who tried to stop him.
Man attacked people with a knife & iron bar at two locations – Attacks occured near cinema in 19th arrondissement & Rue Henri Nogueres. Attacker believed to be an Afghan national .