Police have neutralised a man who stabbed at least four people, one to death, in the Hautes-Bruyères departmental park in Villejuif commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France, after 2 p.m local time, Actu17.fr reported on Friday. It took at least three shots to take down the knife attacker, according to sources cited by the BFMTV broadcaster.
One of the wounded is currently in critical condition. The deceased victim was reportedly around fifty years old.
#Villejuif parc des hauts de Bruyères.— Préfecture de Police (@prefpolice) January 3, 2020
Intervention en cours des forces de l’ordre.
Évitez le secteur.
Caption: #Vilejuif Park in Hauts de Bruyères. Ongoing intervention by the police. Avoid the area.
Secretary of State to the Minister of the Interior Laurent Nuñez is on his way to the scene, RTL reported.
Meanwhile, RTL reported that the perpetrator was a Caucasian bearded man wearing traditional North African clothes. Some witnesses reported that he shouted "Allahu Akbar". The police are verifying these reports.