Terror probe launched after knife-wielding man attacks soldier in Paris

French Police Arrest Knife Attacker in Paris

French Police Arrest Knife Attacker in Paris

Reports state that the French soldier has not sustained any injuries.

The attacker lunged at the soldier at the central Chatelet metro station around 6.30 am (0430 GMT), making reference to Allah, a police source said.

The victim managed to wrestle him to the ground and he was arrested by armed police as he shouted ISIS slogans. The man was swiftly brought under control by the soldier.

"We do not know more about the intentions of the aggressor who was arrested - but this new attack fully legitimises what we want to do".

The man was taken to the main Chateletpolice station, and now faces a range of terrorist charges.

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The French government had launched an operation called Sentinelle following the 2015 attack, where it deployed almost 7,000 troops across the country o guard high-risk areas such as tourist sites and religious buildings. The individual was not known to police, " added anor police source.

The target was a soldier who was part of an anti-terror operation in which thousands of troops and police have been deployed since January 2015. The man was arrested without being able to hurt the Operation Sentinel soldier according to French media, citing the Police Department.

The Sentinelle is a French military operation created to deploy additional police and gendarmerie forces in the country after the January 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.

The soldier involved was with the Sentinelle force assigned to protect prominent sites since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in recent years.

He took the attacker under control following the attack.

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