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Police shoot attacker dead after one person killed and four injured in Paris stabbing

The attack took place near the city’s main opera house.

File photo of the area
File photo of the area
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Updated 10.26pm 

ONE PERSON WAS killed and four injured in central Paris by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police, security sources said.

The attack took place near the city’s main opera house in an area full of bars, restaurants and theatres which were brimming on a weekend night.

The man attacked five people with a knife, one of whom died, police said. Two were in serious condition and all the victims are in hospital.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb praised the “sang-froid and reaction of the police who neutralised the attacker” in a tweet sent tonight.

Police said the attacker’s motives were still unknown.

- © AFP, 2018

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