4 stabbed in Paris knife attack near former office of Charlie Hebdo magazine

25 Sept 2020

4 stabbed in Paris knife attack near former office of Charlie Hebdo magazine

Four people have been injured after they were stabbed in a knife attack in Paris on Friday near the former office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said. Police have asked the public to avoid the area while a security operation is underway. Paris police said that one suspect has been arrested.

The attack took place in the French capital's 11th district, near the former premises of the infamous satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. It remains unknown whether the attack is linked to the publication or what the motive may have been. The magazine was the target of a terrorist attack in January 2015, in which 12 people were killed and 11 others injured, after it published cartoons depicting thee Prophet Mohammed. The gunmen identified themselves as members of Al-Qaeda. Meanwhile, more than 100 French news outlets and agencies signed an open letter in support of the magazine after its staff received new death threats following the republishing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed earlier this month.