The incident occurred on Rockett Street, in the northern part of Bastille Square, according to the France-3 television channel.
The scissor-wielding assailant struck a local postman in the throat and then attacked a passer-by and also wounded him.
Police officers arrived at the scene very quickly since their office is only a couple of hundred meters from the square. The law enforcement personnel had to taser the attacker before arresting him.
Arrestation terroriste rue Oberkampf paris 11. Le 10/09 a 11h 12# pic.twitter.com/75TBGfl7sa— Anne-valerie (@AnneAnnemoyal) 10 сентября 2018 г.
"The plea of the residents must be heard," she said on Twitter.
The mayor added that a medical and psychological center will be operating in the area where the attack took place.
The incident near the Place de la Bastille (Bastille Square) took place just a day after another assault in the area of the Canal de l'Ourcq, also not far from the Place de la Bastille, on the Loire Embankment, where a 30-year-old Afghan wounded seven people with a knife.