NATIONAL: Two Britsh tourists among seven injured in Paris knife attack

Two British tourists are among seven injured after they were attacked by an armed man in Paris, local media reported.

Monday, 10th September 2018, 10:07 am
Updated Monday, 10th September 2018, 11:13 am
Several people were injured in a knife attack in central Paris late on Sunday. Picture: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

A man armed with a knife and an iron bar is said to have attacked people on the banks of a canal in the north-east of the city at just after 11pm local time.

Four people were injured seriously, while Le Parisien said one British tourist has a chest injury while another was stabbed in the head.

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Several people were injured in a knife attack in central Paris late on Sunday. Picture: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

The paper said the perpetrator stabbed three people near a cinema on the Bassin de la Villette, and men playing petanque nearby attempted to stop the man, with one throwing a ball at him.

It is reported a man of Afghan nationality has been arrested and the incident is not being treated as terrorism, police said.

The Foreign Office said: '˜We are urgently investigating this incident and are in close contact with the French authorities.' 

Two British tourist were injured. Picture: AP Photo/Thibault Camus