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    Knife-Wielding Man Detained at Train Station in Paris Day Before Election

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    A man armed with a knife was detained at a train station in the north of Paris a day ahead of the French presidential election, local media reported.

    The man with a knife was detained at a moment when he approached police officers at the train station.

    According to the BFMTV broadcaster, the detention resulted in a wave of panic at the station, the police had to cordon off the perimeter.

    The news comes a day ahead of the first round of the French presidential election. The French will choose from 11 candidates in the first round of the election, but only top two candidates will make it to the second round on May 7, which will be held if nobody gets more than 50 percent of the votes.

    On Thursday night, a shooting was carried out at the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital, leading to the death of one police officer. Two other police officers and a woman, who was passing by, were injured.

    Daesh terrorist group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the Paris attack. Police are now checking for any possible accomplices that the shooter could have had.


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