The victims or deceased name from the article is: – A 23-year-old man, identified as a German-Filipino citizen. : “French Prosecutors Open Investigation into Terrorist Plot after Paris Stabbing”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : French authorities are launching an investigation into a “terrorist plot” after a man, known to have mental health issues and a history of radicalism, stabbed a tourist to death and injured two others in central Paris. The attack took place on Saturday evening near the Eiffel Tower, during a busy weekend in France when the country is on high alert due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

The attacker, identified as Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab, is a 26-year-old French national of Iranian descent. He was apprehended shortly after the knife and hammer attack and is now being suspected of murder and attempted murder in connection with a terrorist plot. The victim who died was a 23-year-old German-Filipino citizen, while a 66-year-old British citizen and a 60-year-old French national sustained injuries.

At the moment of the attack, Rajabpour-Miyandoab shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), according to Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin. He expressed his grievances regarding Muslims being killed in Afghanistan and Palestine, accusing France of being complicit in Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip. The suspect, residing with his parents in the Essonne region south of Paris, had previously been sentenced to four years in prison in 2016 for planning another attack that he did not carry out.

French President Emmanuel Macron extended his condolences to the family of the victim and labeled the incident as a “terrorist attack.” Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne assured the nation that they would not succumb to terrorism.

Authorities discovered that the attacker had posted a video on social media, claiming responsibility for the attack and discussing current events, the government, and the perceived murder of innocent Muslims. Investigating his medical history, authorities revealed that Rajabpour-Miyandoab was “unstable and easily influenced.” He had been under surveillance but was not hospitalized, as he was supposed to follow a course of treatment for his mental health issues.

The wounded victims are reported to be in good health, with only superficial physical injuries but significant psychological trauma. Eyewitnesses described the chaotic scene, with people screaming for help as they fled from the attacker. The incident has reignited concerns about security in France, a country with a significant Jewish and Muslim population, following recent escalations in the Israel-Gaza conflict.

With the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, security measures are under heightened scrutiny. This attack comes just weeks after a teacher was killed in the town of Arras by a radicalized individual from Russia’s Caucasus region. French authorities remain vigilant in their efforts to combat terrorism and protect the safety of their citizens and visitors.

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