Attacker shot dead after lethal knife rampage in the heart of Paris

French police secure the area after a man was shot dead at a police station in the 18th district in Paris France

French police secure the area after a man was shot dead at a police station in the 18th district in Paris France

Two people, including the attacker, have been killed in a knife attack in the heart of Paris, according to French media.

Police union representative Rocco Contento told Reuters that the assailant then rushed at police officers shouting "I will kill you, I will kill you!", before being shot dead.

"My first thoughts are for the victims in this odious attack", added Collomb, who made the comments via Twitter.

France has suffered a series of major Islamist attacks including the massacre at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, the November 2015 attacks that killed 130 in Paris, and the 2016 Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that killed more than 80.

"The individual died. Another person, seriously injured (by the attacked) died from their injuries".

Beyond the police cordon, however, crowds still filled nearby cafes and the city's night life resumed its normal pace soon after the suspect was reported as having been neutralised.

Amaq news agency, the group's propaganda arm, released a statement describing the attacker as a "soldier of the Islamic State" and claimed the atrocity was in response to its calls to target countries bombing its territories in Syria and Iraq.




France has been repeatedly targeted by IS and experienced multiple deadly attacks.

Prosecutor Francois Molins said an anti-terrorism unit would launch an investigation.

The Paris police stated the attacker was subdued by officers throughout the stabbing assault within the 2nd arrondissement or district of the French capital Saturday.

In a tweet sharing his condolences, French President Emmanuel Macron labeled the attacker a "terrorist".

"France once again pays the price of blood".

One person was killed and four injured in Saturday's attack. Authorities have not revealed the attacker's identity.

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