Two Britons among seven injured in Paris knife attack

Two Britons among seven injured in Paris knife attack

French police is investigating on the scene where a man attacked and injured people with a knife in the streets of Paris in the 19th arrondissement.

One was particularly badly hurt after being "stabbed in the head", while the other was "cut in the chest".

A bystander fought off the attacker with balls from a petanque game, a local kind of bowling, until police arrived.

Police secure the area after seven people were wounded in knife attack downtown ParisBoth were stabbed with the 15-inch blade before a plain-clothes police officer intervened, and then a night patrol helped him arrest the man.

While authorities have yet to establish the motive behind the attack, an investigation has been launched into the violent spree.

The incident is now not being treated as a terrorist attack.

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Four of the injured are known to be in serious conditions in hospital. It was not immediately clear if the attacker was among one of the injured.

Petanque players who saw what happened then tried to intervene, throwing metal balls at the attacker. The suspect was said to be unconscious, according to BFM TV.

French police are not characterizing a knife rampage in a popular Paris tourist spot as a terror attack, a French Interior Ministry spokesman told CNN.

It is the latest of several knife attacks France has seen in recent weeks.

"He had an iron bar in his hand which he threw at the men chasing him, then he took out a knife", he told AFP.

Four people were injured seriously in the attack.

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