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Deadly knife attack in Paris

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A knifeman shouting Allahu akbar was shot dead by police in central Paris late Saturday after he killed one person and injured four, prompting a terror probe.

The attack took place near the city’s main opera house in an area full of bars, restaurants and theaters which were brimming on a weekend night.

French President Emmanuel Macron said: “France once again pays the price of blood.” Prosecutors cited witnesses as saying the man shouted Allahu akbar as he went on the rampage, and added that a terror investigation had been launched.

The man attacked five people with a knife, one of whom died, police said. Two were in serious condition and all the victims are in hospital. (AFP)

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A police officer cordons off the area after a knife attack in central Paris, Saturday May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP)


A dead body lays under a blanket after a knife attack Saturday that left at least two dead including the assailant in central Paris, early Sunday May 13, 2018. (Photo:Thibault Camus/AP)


Scientific police officers investigate after a knife attack in central Paris, Saturday May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP)


Police officers cordon off the area after a knife attack in central Paris, Saturday May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP)


Policemen stand guard in a street in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)


Policemen stand guard in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured in a knife attack in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)


Policemen stand guard in a street of Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images)


Policemen and emergency service members stand in a blocked street in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)


Policemen stand guard in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)


Policemen stand guard in a street of Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in Paris on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images)



A wounded man is seen on Rue Marsollier in Paris, France May 12, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo: @DEZOUZART/Twitter via Reuters)