A Spanish tourist injured with a cutter in the center of Paris – Liberation

The terrorist trail has been ruled out. The assailant, who was heavily intoxicated, was quickly overpowered by passers-by and police.

A Spanish tourist was very slightly injured this Saturday afternoon in rue de Rivoli, in the center of Paris, by a man who attacked him with a cutter, we learned from a police source. The woman who accompanied the victim is unharmed, the same source continued. The victim’s vital prognosis is not engaged, the prosecution said. The main suspect, a man of Romanian nationality, was “Immediately arrested”, added this source. He was taken into custody.

According to a police source contacted by Release, the altercation, which took place shortly before 4:30 p.m., allegedly took place about a VĂ©lib. The terrorist trail was ruled out because of the profile of the perpetrator. The assailant, who was heavily alcoholic, according to the police source, was quickly overpowered by passers-by and police. During his arrest, he explained, according to the same source, having shouted “Allah Akbar” during the attack. But this was not corroborated by the investigation.

The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into the head of the assassination attempt. The investigations were entrusted to the judicial police. The neighborhood was cordoned off after the fact. Police, firefighters and demining services were mobilized on the spot.

Passers-by were asked to avoid the area.

An attack also took place this Saturday afternoon in a shopping center in Claye-Souilly, in Seine-et-Marne. An 18-year-old salesperson from a Bouygues Telecom store was killed with a knife and another, aged 20, was seriously injured by a man who was arrested, according to the Meaux prosecutor’s office. According to police sources, the 62-year-old suspect showed up at the phone shop for a “Commercial dispute”, asking “A refund he did not get”. The mall has been temporarily evacuated.

Source: Libération by www.liberation.fr.

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