Paris knife attacker reported to be French born in Chechnya

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-05-13 20:00
Policemen, firefighters and emergency service members stand in a blocked street in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

PARIS - One Chinese national has been injured in the knife attack which happened on Saturday night in the second arrondissement of the French capital, the Chinese Embassy in France announced on Sunday.

The injured doesn't have life risk now, according to the Chinese Embassy.

Paris police has announced on Saturday that a man armed with a knife on Saturday evening attacked bystanders in vibrant venue in French capital, killing one individual, while four others were injured, of whom two were wounded lightly.

French press reported on Sunday that all the four injured had no life risk now.

The attacker at the age of 21 had no criminal record but he was on police watchlist for links with a person in Syria, French channel BFMTV said.

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