Seven individuals have been in custody Saturday after a stabbing outdoors the previous Paris places of work of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, together with the suspected assailant, authorities stated.
Counterterrorism authorities are investigating what authorities referred to as an Islamic extremist assault linked to Charlie Hebdo, which misplaced 12 staff in an al-Qaida assault in 2015. The weekly, which routinely mocks spiritual and different outstanding figures, just lately republished caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that outraged many Muslims.
The suspected assailant in Friday’s stabbing had been arrested a month in the past for carrying a screwdriver however was not on police radar for Islamic radicalization, Inside Minister Gerald Darmanin stated. He stated the screwdriver was thought-about a weapon, however didn’t clarify why.
The suspect arrived in France three years in the past as an unaccompanied minor, apparently from Pakistan, however his id was nonetheless being verified, the minister stated.
Seven others have been detained within the aftermath of Friday’s assault, however one has been launched, in response to judicial officers. 5 of these in custody have been detained within the Paris suburb of Pantin in a residence the place the suspect is believed to have lived, a police official stated.
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Two individuals have been wounded in Friday’s assault, a lady and a person working at a documentary manufacturing firm who had stepped outdoors for a smoke break.
The inside minister conceded that safety was missing on the road the place Charlie Hebdo was as soon as headquartered, and ordered particular safety for all “symbolic websites,” noting specifically Jewish websites across the Yom Kippur vacation this weekend. A Jewish grocery retailer was focused days after the Charlie Hebdo newsroom bloodbath, in what authorities say have been co-ordinated assaults.
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