Paris stabbings: Four children from same family and several others injured in knife attack

Attacker is believed to be an uncle related to the family, according to local reports

Kate Ng
Saturday 03 October 2020 16:05 BST
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Police responded to an attack on Rue Emmanuel Arago in Noisy-le-sec, a suburb in Paris, that left five dead on Saturday 3 October
Police responded to an attack on Rue Emmanuel Arago in Noisy-le-sec, a suburb in Paris, that left five dead on Saturday 3 October
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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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