The victim killed in the attack was a German national. : “Deadly Knife and Hammer Attack Near Eiffel Tower Leaves One Dead, Two Injured in Paris”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : New Delhi, 3rd December: A horrifying incident unfolded on Saturday night near the iconic Eiffel Tower in central Paris as a knife and hammer attack took place, resulting in the death of one person and leaving two others injured, including a British man. The attacker, a 26-year-old French national who was already known to the security services, has been apprehended, and an investigation has been initiated by anti-terrorism prosecutors.

According to media reports, the victim who lost his life in this gruesome attack was a German national. France’s Interior Minister, GĂ©rald Darmanin, provided further details about the incident, stating that the victim, accompanied by his wife, was fatally stabbed on Quai de Grenelle. Fortunately, the timely intervention of a brave taxi driver saved the life of the victim’s wife, while the assailant managed to flee across a nearby bridge over the River Seine.

After the initial attack, the suspect targeted two more individuals, one of whom was struck in the eye with a hammer, as confirmed by Minister Darmanin. Law enforcement swiftly responded to the situation, employing a Taser to subdue the suspect, identified as Armand R in French media, and subsequently arresting him on charges of premeditated murder (assassination) and attempted assassination in connection with a terrorist enterprise.

Both injured individuals, a Frenchman in his sixties and a British tourist, received immediate medical attention, and fortunately, their conditions were assessed as non-life-threatening.

Minister Darmanin disclosed that the attacker had previously served a four-year prison sentence for planning another attack in 2016 and had been on the watchlist of French security services. Additionally, it was known that the assailant had a history of psychiatric disorders.

In response to this shocking incident, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed solidarity with the victims of this “terrorist attack” and extended his gratitude to the emergency services for their swift response. This unfortunate incident comes less than two months after a teacher was killed in a knife attack in Arras.

The authorities are working diligently to unravel the motive behind this heinous act and ensure the safety and security of the public.

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