Seven detained after knife attack in Paris

Seven detained after knife attack in Paris
Seven detained after knife attack in Paris

Seven people have been detained connected with an attack outside the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, BBC reports.

AS BBC says, a man armed with a meat cleaver wounded two people in the attack on Friday.

The main suspect, identified as an 18-year-old man of Pakistani origin, was arrested near the scene. Police said six others were in custody and being questioned.

The attack is being treated as a terrorist incident, BBC says.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said it was "clearly an act of Islamist terrorism." He said police had underestimated the threat level in the area.

The attack came as a high-profile trial was underway of 14 people accused of helping two jihadists carry out the 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo.

Charlie Hebdo vacated its offices after the 2015 attack, and a television production company now uses the building.

The two victims of Friday's attack have not been officially named, but police said they were a man and woman who worked at the production company.

Prime Minister Jean Castex told reporters that their lives were not in danger.

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