Attack near Eiffel Tower leaves 1 dead, 2 injured – One America News Network

Pedestrians walk past flowers where a tourist was stabbed to death on the eve, near the Eiffel Tower (background), in Paris, on December 3, 2023. A person known to the French authorities as a radical Islamist with mental health troubles stabbed a German-Filipino tourist to death and wounded two people in central Paris on December 2, 2023 before being arrested, officials said. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s Elizabeth Volberding
10:22 AM – Monday, December 4, 2023

One person was fatally stabbed and two others suffered severe injuries after a man attacked tourists near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.


On Saturday evening, France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced the brutal attack.

According to Darmanin, police immediately arrested the man, who is a 26-year-old French national, using a taser stun gun.

The suspect has been identified in French media as Armand R., a 26-year-old French national with Iranian parents.

One of the victims, who was a male German tourist, was murdered in the attack. Two others endured non-life threatening wounds, Darmanin added.

The suspect murdered a German national at the Quai de Grenelle, which is just a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower, then he attacked a tourist couple with a knife around 9:00 p.m. local time.

After being followed by the police, the man used a hammer to attack two more people before being taken into custody.

One of those injured was a British national, according to the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office.

The other victim who was injured was French, according to a spokesperson for the anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office.

Darmanin additionally mentioned that the suspect had previously been sentenced to four years in prison in 2016, due to planning “violent action.”

“After his arrest, he said he could no longer bear to see Muslims dying in both Afghanistan and Palestine,” Darmanin stated.

According to Darmanin, intelligence services were aware that the suspect had “serious psychiatric disorders.”

The minister also claimed that during the attack, the attacker had allegedly yelled “Allahu Akbar,” meaning “God is Greatest,” according to what the police had told him.

President Emmanuel Macron of France declared the event to be a terror attack and announced that the office of France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor would investigate.

“I send all my condolences to the family and loved ones of the German national who died this evening,” Macron wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday. “The national anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office now will be responsible for shedding light on this matter so that justice can be done in the name of the French people.”

Macron also thanked the French emergency services for their assistance in the attack.

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