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A German national has died after he was attacked with a knife near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday.

Two people are left with injuries, including a British man.

The attack took place on the Quai de Grenell at around 20:00 local time.

The suspect was tasered and arrested by police after a chase and assaulting two other people with a hammer.

French President Emmanuel Macron called it a “terrorist attack”.

During a press release after the suspect’s arrest, Gerald Darmanin, Minister of Interior, said the attacker had shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) and told police he was upset because “so many Muslims are dying in Afghanistan and Palestine”.

Local police were quick on the scene and quick to act. Mr Darmanin said “There would doubtless have been others dead” if the police hadn’t responded so quickly.

The suspect, a 26-year-old French man is known to have psychiatric problems, according to Darmanin.

He was previously convicted of planning an attack but was released in 2020.

During the press conference, Darmanin confirmed that the attacker was on a police watch list.

Image credit: The Times of Israel

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