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Paris: attack near the former Charlie Hebdo headquarters, 4 injured. Stop two suspects


The attack near the former headquarters of Charlie Hebdo. Two of the injured are employees of a news agency. They were on a break to smoke. They filmed the escape of the Charlie Hebdo killers. Thousands of armored children in schools, the inhabitants invited not to go out. LIVE from BFM TV (ANSA)

Fear in


Four people were injured

in a knife attack

near the

former Charlie Hebdo office. 

Stop two suspects near the Bastille


The two suspects are in custody and an investigation has been opened for attempted murder for terrorist purposes.

The main perpetrator of today's Paris attack is an

18-year-old Pakistani, known to the police for common crimes. 

It has no precedent for Islamic radicalism.

With him - reports the prosecutor - a 33-year-old man was arrested, but his role remains to be defined. 

The kitchen cleaver used today

was found next to


Richard Lenoir subway stop


according to what has been learned from police sources.

A few meters from the place of discovery, the second of the suspects in the attack was stopped today

Two of the injured are employees of the Première Ligne news agency, of which "one is serious": this is what was stated by the journalist of the same press agency, Paul Moreira, interviewed on the phone by BFM-TV, according to which the two injured would therefore be a woman.


would not be in danger of life anyway.

"It's chilling, we hadn't received any threats," Moreira adds.

Première ligne journalists were the first to spread, after the Charlie Hebdo attack, the images of the two killers, the Kouachi brothers, on the run after the massacre.

The inhabitants of the area are advised not to leave the house.

Thousands of children armored in schools.

French President Macron is following the developments.

Crisis unit activated.

The national anti-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation for "attempted murder in connection" with a "terrorist" attack. 


This morning's attack was carried out in Rue Nicolas-Appert, right in front of the old headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, the scene of the atrocious attack of 7 January 2015


That day, 12 people were murdered under the blows of the Kouachi brothers.

Stop two people.

A second individual was stopped by the police also in the Bastille neighborhood, not far from where the first suspect of the attack had been stopped in front of the former Charlie Hebdo office about an hour ago.

According to reports from France Info radio, the second man was stopped at the "Richard Lenoir" metro station.

The first had been stopped near the Opera Bastille.

 The whole area around the rue Nicolas Appert, where the former Charlie Hebdo office stood, is isolated.

The inhabitants are advised not to leave their homes, armored schools and public offices.

Une attaque à l'arme blanche a été perpétrée à proximité des anciens locaux de l'hebdomadaire Charlie Hebdo.

Je me rends immédiatement place Beauvau pour faire a point sur la situation avec le ministre de l'Intérieur @GDarmanin.

- Jean Castex (@JeanCASTEX) September 25, 2020

The French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, announced on live TV the immediate interruption of his visit to the Seine Saint-Denis, in the banlieue of Paris, to go to the crisis cell set up at the Ministry of the Interior to follow live what is happening in Paris.

The premier confirmed the attack and the wounding of 4 people, two of them serious.

The children and young people of the schools in the neighborhood were confined to schools.

 Parents of students from schools around the Bastille have been warned not to try to fetch their children until the alert has subsided.

Photo from Twitter.

Rescue to an injured person


There is no place for terror on European territory


Thus the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, comments on the attack near the former headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, on Twitter.

"Full solidarity with the French people" in the face of "this new test", adds Michel, dedicating his "thoughts to the victims of the vile act of violence".

Source: ansa

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