1 Dead, 4 Injured in Paris Stabbing Attack; Suspect Shot Dead by Police

A still from social media video shows authorities responding to a reported stabbing in Paris on Saturday, May 12, 2018. (REMY BUISINE/TWITTER)
A still from social media video shows authorities responding to a reported stabbing in Paris on Saturday, May 12, 2018. (REMY BUISINE/TWITTER)

One person is dead and four are injured after a stabbing attack in Paris, France. A knife-wielding man attacked several people near the city’s famous opera house. He was later shot dead by police.

Two of those wounded have severe injuries.

The suspect has not been identified, nor his identity made known. As police attempted to neutralize him, he ran toward them, reportedly yelling, “Kill me or I’ll kill you.”

On Twitter, the France’s Interior Minister, Gérard Collomb, saluted the “responsiveness of the police forces that have neutralized the assailant.”

–Joshua James