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One dead and two injured by multiple stabbing outside Paris

January 3, 2020

At least one person has died and two others have been injured by multiple stabbing recorded in the French town of Villejuif, outside Paris, as reported by the Government, which has confirmed the neutralization of the alleged aggressor by firing by the forces of security.

The attack took place this Friday afternoon in the Hautes-Bruyères park and, according to Interior Secretary of State Laurent Nuñez, has resulted in three victims, one of whom has lost his life as a result of the injuries .

The mayor of Villejuif, Franck Le Bohellec, has confirmed to Franceinfo that the deceased is a neighbor of the town of 56 years who stood before the aggressor to protect his wife, who is among the injured.

One dead and two injured by multiple stabbing outside ParisOne dead and two injured by multiple stabbing outside Paris

After an escape, agents of the Crime Brigade (BAC) followed the suspect to the parking lot of a supermarket located in the neighboring town of L'Hay-les-Roses. The agents killed this person, whose identity has not transcended, of several shots.

Nuñez, who has moved to Villejuif after the first news of the event, has applauded the actions of the security forces. The Minister of the Interior, Bernard Cazeneuve, also plans to visit the area.

Local prosecutor Laure Beccuau has confirmed the opening of an investigation to clarify the event, although the Public Ministry has not pointed to terrorism as the main line of investigation. Local media, however, have reported the presence of anti-terrorism prosecutors.

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