Two Critically Injured In Paris Knife Attack, Days After Bomb Threat (See Photos)


Barely two days after a bomb threat at the Eiffel Tower, A man armed with a knife seriously wounded two people on Friday in a suspected terror attack outside the former offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

This attack comes three weeks into the trial of men accused of being accomplices in the 2015 massacre of the newspaper’s staff.

Charlie Hebdo had angered many Muslims around the world by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, and in a defiant gesture ahead of the trial this month, it reprinted the caricatures on its front cover.

Twelve people, including some of France’s most celebrated cartoonists, were killed in the January 7, 2015, attack by Islamist gunmen.

Paris police said two people were “critically wounded” in Friday’s attack, which is being investigated by specialist anti-terror prosecutors.

The suspect was detained after the attack close to the Place de la Bastille square, not far from the scene, and he faces possible charges of “attempted murder related to terrorism” and “conspiracy with terrorists,” police and prosecutors said.

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