German citizen killed, two more injured in knife and hammer attack in Paris

The attacker identified as Arman Razabpour-Mijandoab, a French citizen born in 1997, who is known for radical Islamism and psychiatric disorders

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Investigation after the accident, Photo: Reuters
Investigation after the accident, Photo: Reuters

One person, a German citizen, was killed and two others were injured in an attack with a knife and a hammer not far from the Eiffel Tower last night in Paris.

French authorities arrested the attacker and launched an investigation.

Attacker Arman Razabpour-Mijandoab, a French citizen born in 1997, known for radical Islamism and psychiatric disorders, shouted "Allahu akbar" at the time of the attack.

He told the officers who arrested him that he "can no longer bear to see Muslims die, in Afghanistan and in Palestine, because of what is happening in Gaza," and that France will be "complicit in what Israel is doing there," he said. Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanen.

Arman Razabpour-Mijandoab, who lived with his parents in the Paris region, posted a video on social media claiming responsibility for the attack, the minister added.

Investigators will examine the state of health of the attacker, "a man with a very unstable profile who is easy to influence," security sources told Agence France-Presse.

The attacker was arrested in 2016 for a planned violent action in the suburbs of Paris. He was sentenced to five years in prison and was released after four years of detention.

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his condolences to the family of a German citizen who died in the "terrorist attack in Paris".

Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne stated on the X social network that France will not surrender to terrorism and hailed the courage and professionalism of the French police and emergency services.

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