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Two people stabbed near site of terror attack in Paris

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/25/20, 05:45 pm

Police in Paris arrested two suspects in a knifing outside the former offices of Charlie Hebdo while a trial in the 2015 terrorist attack at the satirical newspaper occurred across town. Officers said they found a meat cleaver or a machete near the crime scene. The attack wounded a man and a woman who work for a documentary film company.

Is the stabbing connected to the trial? It could be. French authorities are investigating it as a possible terror attack. Prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said the suspect who carried out the assault did not know the victims. “My first thought was, this will never end. I am devastated, angry,” said Caty Richard, an attorney for Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people died in the attack on the newspaper five years ago.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Nick Eicher’s interview with John Stonestreet on the Christian response to the 2015 attacks.

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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  • JimVC
    Posted: Tue, 09/29/2020 12:51 pm

    You can't "stab" someone with a meat cleaver. "Stabbing" refers to a specific action with a knife, not to any knife attack.