They managed to detain the raider at about 13:50 Moscow time in the area of Bastille Square. According to police, the attention of the patrolmen was attracted by his blood-stained clothes.
According to Interfax, the attack took place in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, not far from the former editorial office of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
According to media reports, two are suspected of the attack. As a result of the attack, four people were injured.
“According to the Paris police department, two of the victims are in critical condition”, - Kommersant reports.
After the attack, the 11th district was closed, kindergartens and schools were warned. The police have not yet recognized the incident as a terrorist attack, but a command post has been opened in the Ministry of Internal Affairs to coordinate the search for the intruders.
Now experts and miners are working on the spot - a bag was left in front of the door to the former edition and it has to be checked.
The attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have continued since the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
On January 7, 2015, a terrorist attack took place at the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. As a result of the attack by armed militants, 12 people were killed, 11 were wounded. The main suspects in the terrorist act, the brothers Said and Sheriff Kouachi, were killed on January 9 by French security forces during a special operation.
Recently, the trial of the terrorists' accomplices began, on the eve of which the magazine repeated the publication of cartoons of the prophet, which provoked a new wave of threats. More than 100 French media outlets supported Charlie Hebdo's employees. They published an open letter in solidarity with the editors, defending freedom of speech.