Four children and a woman from one family have been fatally stabbed in a “knife and hammer” attack in a Paris home.
Four others were wounded, three of them seriously, local media reported.
The attacker, reportedly an uncle in the family, was found at the scene unconscious and injured with a knife and hammer by his side.
Police are investigating the incident, which took place in Noisy-le-Sec, an eastern suburb of Paris.
TV broadcaster BFM Paris reported that on Saturday morning, a “bloodied youth” ran to a nearby bar for help and told the manager his uncle “had gone mad” and assaulted his family “with a knife and hammer”.
Police were sent to to the scene urgently at about 11am and used a battering ram to force one of the house doors open.
The suspect was taken to Beacon Hospital and the area was cordoned off by national and municipal police.
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