One person was killed and two others injured in what has been described as a terrorist attack which took place at Bir Hakeim, about 850m away from the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday, 02 December 2023, around 9pm.
The deceased victim was a 23-year old German-Filipino tourist (male) and the other two victims, who are said to have suffered non-life threatening injuries, were British and French nationals (both male) aged 66 and around 60, respectively..
According to The Standard, the suspect, who used a knife and a hammer in the attack, has been identified as Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab, a 26-year old French man with self-proclaimed allegiance to the Islamic State group.
Rajabpour-Miyandoab is currently being held in police custody and will likely be facing several charges, including those of murder, attempted murder and terrorism. Three people close to him are also said to have been taken into custody on Sunday.
French President Emmanuel Macron took to Twitter to address this matter and said this (translated from French by Google Translate), “I send all my condolences to the family and loved ones of the German national who died this evening during the terrorist attack in Paris and think with emotion of the people currently injured and in care.
“My most sincere thanks to the emergency forces who made it possible to quickly arrest a suspect. The national anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office [will now] be responsible for shedding light on this matter so that justice can be done in the name of the French people.“