French soldier subdues knife-wielding suspect in Paris, police say

BREAKING Knife-wielding man attacks soldier in Paris no injuries

The man reportedly shouted references to the Islamic State group while attacking the soldier and was quickly arrested.

A man has been arrested in Paris after he attacked a soldier on patrol in French city of Paris on Friday, media reports said. The individual was not known to the police, the source added.

French counterterrorism prosecutors are handling the investigation into an attempted knife attack on a soldier patrolling a large Paris subway interchange. Just last month on August 9th, Hamou Bachir attacked six soldiers on the streets of Paris by ramming them with his auto before being apprehended and arrested.

French Defence Minister Florence Parly said the number of troops involved in its Sentinelle operation would remain at 7,000 under the plan. The man was quickly neutralized by the soldier.

On Aug. 9 six soldiers in Levallois, outside Paris, were hurt when a driver deliberately rammed into them, authorities said.




The operation has been widely criticized, some consider it ineffective, or even a target of Islamist attacks, but reassuring for the population according to others.

Frances's armed forces minister say the soldier was not injured. No one else was attacked or injured. The assailant had also threatened passersby before targeting the three police officers, according to BFM TV.

France declared a state of emergency following attacks in Paris in November 2015, in which more than 130 people were killed.

The attacker is said to have approached the soldier from behind before lunging at him with a blade.

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