22:23 GMT09 July 2020
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    The French police have arrested a man who wounded seven people in a knife attack in downtown Paris, media reported.

    There was no initial sign that the Paris knife attack was linked to terrorism, a judicial source told Reuters, saying that the French police had arrested a man who wounded seven people in the attack.

    The assault happened approximately 10:45 p.m. local time, with the assailant wielding a knife and an iron bar injuring seven people, some of them seriously, Le Parisien reported.

    The previous month, two people were killed and one was seriously wounded in a knife attack in the Paris suburb of Trappes. The Daesh terror organization claimed responsibility, but the French prosecutor's office did not treat the incident as a case of terrorism.

    READ MORE: Man Dead After Another "Gang-Related" Stabbing in South London

    This summer, France has suffered from an increase in violent offenses, with stabbing attacks, sexual assaults, and fights occurring across the country.

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