Paris stabbing incident: Suspect stabber is from Pakistan, says a minister
New Delhi : A young man had stabbed two people outside the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were killed in 2015, and a terrorism investigation has been opened into the new attack, authorities said.
A total of two people were wounded in Friday's attack and two suspects have been arrested in the matter by the police, although the links between the two suspects weren’t immediately clear.
The main suspect, a young man with speckles of blood on his forehead and wearing orange gym shoes, was arrested on the steps of the Bastille Opera in eastern Paris, authorities said.
The interior minister said the assailant arrived in France three years ago as an unaccompanied minor, apparently from Pakistan, but his identity was still being verified.
"Manifestly it’s an act of Islamist terrorism," Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said in an interview with public broadcaster France-2. "Obviously, there is little doubt. It’s a new bloody attack against our country, against journalists, against this society."
French Prime Minister Jean Castex said the lives of the two wounded workers lives were not in danger. He offered the government’s solidarity with their families and colleagues.