Reuters reported that a local Paris police source has confirmed there had been a stabbing assault, without revealing further details. Meanwhile, local media has published a video showing people reportedly running from the mass stabbing attack.
Paris Authorities said that perpetrator who carried out the stabbing attack in the center of Paris on Saturday was overpowered by police. Sources close to the incident said that the assailant was shot dead by local police, BFM TV reported.
The motives of the attacker are unknown, local media reported. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has praised the police for their fast response.
"I applaud the composure and fast reaction of the police forces that neutralized the attacker. My thoughts are with the victims of this outrageous act," Collomb said on Twitter.
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