French police have shot dead a criminal who attacked passers-by with a knife in a Park in the suburbs of Paris. Because of the attack, according to BFM TV, one person was killed and two others were seriously injured.
The attack took place in the Paris suburb of Villejuif. Police cordoned off the area around the Park where the incident occurred. The Deputy Minister of the interior of France arrived at the scene of the crime.
Two victims are in serious condition in hospital, French media reported, citing a source close to the investigation.
Last October, four people were killed in a similar stabbing attack that took place at the Paris police headquarters. The attacker was an IT specialist who worked for the police. He was shot during a decontamination operation. According to the Prosecutor’s office, the attacker fell under the influence of radical Islamists.
Authorities have not yet named the man who attacked passers-by with a knife in Villejuif.