France: White weapon attack near the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris
An armed attack took place near the old headquarters of the Charlie Abido newspaper in the French capital, Paris, and resulted in the injury of 4 people, 2 of them in critical condition, and the videos and pictures showed the first moments of the attack and the evacuation of the injured from the accident site.
The French security forces deployed near the newspaper's old headquarters after the accident, which said that there had been a stabbing operation before in front of this headquarters, and the suspects ’motives for carrying out this operation were not identified.
A French police source in Paris said that one of the suspects was arrested Friday, a Pakistani national, and the other an Algerian.
In 2015, the police opened an investigation into this attack, which created a state of fear in a neighborhood that witnessed the attack on the newspaper’s headquarters, and the second suspect was arrested in a knife attack near the former office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Police arrested a "suspect" near the Place de la Bastille in Paris, after the attack, the police station reported to AFP, and a judicial source later announced the arrest of a second suspect.
The authorities decided to cordon off the site of the attack and keep the children inside schools.
The French counter-terrorism public prosecutor announced that it had received the investigation related to the attack, which occurred near the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine.
She said that an investigation had been opened into an "assassination attempt linked to a terrorist act" and a "criminal terrorist association."
The stabbing incident coincides with court sessions in Paris of the presumed accomplices of the perpetrators of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, which killed 12 people.