Crime & Justice

2 injured in stabbing near Charlie Hebdo office

Paris, Sep 25 (efe-epa).- Two people were injured in a stabbing in Paris near the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

A suspect was detained in the nearby Bastille area of the French capital and was being questioned by the police.

He had blood on his clothing when he was arrested, according to French media reports.

Two people were seriously injured in the attack but their lives are not at risk, police sources told Efe.

A blade, believed to be a machete or a meat cleaver, was found at the scene, according to news reports.

Police imposed a security cordon around the Charlie Hebdo offices in the city’s eastern 11th arrondissement.

An area was cordoned off while a specialist team investigated a suspicious package, which did not contain any explosives, French media said.

It was initially reported the stabbing had been committed by two attackers and that four people were injured but police have since confirmed that there was one perpetrator and two victims.

Several schools in nearby regions were put into lockdown after the incident.

Five schools in the 11th were shut, BFM TV news channel reported.

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