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Paris police respond to knife attack; Media report 2 dead

Paris police respond to knife attack; Media report 2 dead
Posted at 4:42 PM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 13:31:33-04

PARIS (AP) - French authorities are denouncing a knife attack in central Paris that French media say left two dead including the assailant.

The Paris police said the attacker was subdued by officers during the stabbing attack in the 2nd arrondissement or district of the French capital Saturday. The police said the attacker was armed with a knife, but gave no other details.

French media reported that two people are dead, and BFM television said one of them is the alleged attacker. The motive or reason for the attack was unclear.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb denounced the "odious attack" in a tweet. Paris has been under higher security in recent years after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks.

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