One person is killed and another is injured after ‘assailant shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before attacking passersby in central Paris near the Eiffel Tower’ – as suspect is arrested

One person has been killed and another injured after an assailant is said to have shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before attacking passersby in central Paris.

The attacker – who launched the assault near the Eiffel Tower – was born in France and is French, a source in the French police said.

They said the suspect had shouted out ‘Allahu Akbah’. 

They added that the attacker was known for psychiatric disorders and had said he could not stand Muslims being killed in the world. 

One person died and another was injured, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Saturday 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,’ the minister wrote.

‘One deceased person and one injured person treated by the Paris fire brigade. Please avoid the area.’ 

The wounded person is receiving treatment. 

The Quai de Grenelle – a road that runs next to the river Seine – is less than a mile from the Eiffel Tower.

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