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Man tries to attack soldier in Paris

16 September 2017, 12:58 | Erma Lawrence

GETTY SCENE Chatelet metro station in Paris

Chatelet metro station in Paris

The attacker approached the soldier from behind and threatened him with a knife while shouting slogans about the Islamic State terror group, reported French broadcaster BFMTV.

"We do not know anything more about the intentions of the assailant who has been arrested", Parly told the media.

The man was taken to the main Chatelet police station, and now faces multiple terror charges.

In France, several incidents have been reported in recent times when the police and soldiers of the nation were targeted.

Yesterday (14 September) the French government said it would make changes to the military force created to protect sensitive sites after the deadly extremist attacks on France in 2015.

"The man has been seized, which is further proof of the professionalism and efficiency of the Sentinel soldiers in this protection mission", she said. It will shift greater focus toward temporary and seasonal events, but patrols around major tourist sites, places of worship, train stations and airports will still remain. The individual was not known to police, " added anor police source.

On Aug. 9 six soldiers in Levallois, outside Paris, were hurt when a driver deliberately rammed into them, authorities said.

French armed forces minister Florence Parly said: "A man has been arrested".

In June, an ISIS supporter drove a auto loaded with gas bottles into a military vehicle on the same road.

French police have one terrorism suspect in custody and are on a manhunt for another terror suspect after two separate terror attacks today. One officer was hit in the head with the hammer, prompting police to fire at the attacker.



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