One killed and several wounded in knife attack near Paris

One person is dead and several have been wounded in a knife attack near Paris, according to French media.
The attacker was shot dead by police after the stabbing in the town of Villejuif on Friday.

Police union official Yves Lefebvre said officers fired repeatedly because they feared the man was wearing an explosive belt and might blow himself up.
Vincent Jeanbrun, the mayor of nearby L’Hay-les-Roses, told the French news channel BFM-TV that the attacker killed one person and injured several.
Police have not confirmed the death of the victim or the number of people injured.


Image: Police stand near a park in Villejuif where a knife attacker was shot dead
Mr Jeanbrun said the knife attacker targeted people in a park in Villejuif, around 5 miles (8km) south of central Paris, before fleeing to a shopping centre in L’Hay-les-Roses.

The mayor said police then shot the attacker dead.

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Source : Sky News