One killed and another injured in Paris attack

One person has died and another was injured after an attack in central Paris, near the Eiffel Tower.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced the incident on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

“The police have just courageously arrested an assailant attacking passersby in Paris, around the Quai de Grenelle. One deceased person and one injured person treated by the Paris fire brigade. Please avoid the area,” the minister wrote.

The anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said it had not yet put in charge of an investigation.

“The assailant was neutralised very quickly by police. We tried to save the life of this man. It’s a man who died and they (the people who were attacked) were tourists,” Dr Patrick Pelloux told BFM TV.

BFM, citing police, said the man who died was of German nationality and that the assailant’s weapon was a hammer.

Saturday night’s incident in central Paris occurred less than eight months before the French capital hosts the Olympic Games and could raise questions about security at the global sporting event.