Knifeman tries to slit soldier's throat on Paris metro


A man with a knife was immediately arrested after attacking a soldier at the Chatelet subway station in central Paris at about 6:30 a.m. Friday morning.

The soldier was with the Sentinelle force assigned to protect prominent sites after deadly Islamic extremist attacks in recent years.

An individual armed with a knife threatened a soldier patrolling the Châtelet metro station in Paris.

A knifeman who attacked a soldier has been arrested in Paris.

Operation Sentinel has been in operation since 2015 following the January 2015 terror attacks at the Charlie Hebdo office and Jewish Hypercache supermarket.

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" The man has been mastered, this is proof of professionalism and efficiency of soldiers of "Sentinel" in this mission of protection, has responded to minister for armed forces, Florence Parly, on Europe 1".

Recently, authorities said last month that six soldiers in Levallois, outside Paris, were hurt when a driver deliberately rammed into them.

The attacker is said to have approached the soldier from behind before lunging at him with a blade.

Two women were injured on Friday by an attacker wielding a hammer and shouting Allahu Akbar in the eastern French town of Chalon-sur-Saone in Burgundy, local officials said.

The attacker was not previously known to police, a source said. The assailant had also threatened passersby before targeting the three police officers, according to BFM TV.