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1 killed, 2 'gravely injured' in Paris attack

French police tweeted five people were attacked by a man with a knife in Paris. Of the five, one victim is dead, two are "gravely injured" and two more are lightly injured. The perpetrator of the attack is also dead, French police said via Twitter.

Posted: May 12, 2018 11:01 PM
Updated: May 14, 2018 9:27 AM

The person who stabbed five people in Paris on Saturday night, killing one, yelled the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is great," during the attack, city prosecutor François Molins told reporters at the scene.

Four people were wounded during the Saturday night knife attack in the touristy 2nd arrondissement, or district, of Paris.

Two of the victims were gravely wounded and two others were lightly injured, police said.

The attacker, who French President Emmanuel Macron called a terrorist, is dead, according to police.

The media wing of ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published online.

The Amaq News Agency said "the person who executed the stabbing in Paris is a soldier of the Islamic State." The statement also said the assailant acted in response to calls to attack anti-ISIS coalition countries.

ISIS did not provide proof to substantiate the claim and no authorities or security sources have yet verified the authenticity of the ISIS claim.

Macron said he salutes the courage of the police who "neutralized the terrorist" in the Paris knife attack, according to a tweet from his official account Saturday. He says his thoughts are with the victims.

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb praised the cool and quick response by French police who "neutralized" the assailant.

"My first thoughts are for the victims in this odious attack," added Collomb, who made the comments via Twitter.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo saluted the courage and professionalism of police, writing on Twitter that they have "again saved lives" and "have all my gratitude."

She also thanked the emergency services who arrived to the attack scene quickly and took charge of the wounded.

The location of the attack is about 10 minutes away by foot from the Paris opera house, known as Palais Garnier.

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