4 individuals have been injured in a stabbing assault close to the previous workplace of satirical journal Charlie Hebdo in Paris, French prime minister Jean Castex stated on Friday.
Mr Castex stated one of many victims was in a “essential state”, and that he would go to the inside ministry to handle the disaster. It was unclear what number of attackers have been concerned. Some French media reviews initially stated it was two, whereas others stated it was just one individual.
The assault comes as 14 individuals allegedly concerned within the assault on the Charlie Hebdo places of work in January 2015 are standing trial. These individuals are accused of serving to the 2 Islamist extremists who stormed the newsroom of the satirical weekly journal and killed twelve individuals.
Police cordoned off an space within the north-west of Paris close to Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, locking down native colleges, and warning individuals to keep away from the neighbourhood.
Deputy mayor Emmanuel Gregoire wrote on Twitter that police have been looking a “doubtlessly harmful” particular person.
Agence France-Presse and Reuters reported that an individual had been arrested close to Bastille, citing police division sources.