Knife attack in Paris near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo, 4 wounded

Four people were wounded in a knife attack on Friday near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and two assailants are on the run. Associated Press reporters at the scene saw police flooding into the neighborhood in eastern Paris, near the Richard Lenoir subway station.

Paris police said later a suspect has been arrested. A Paris police official said that while authorities initially thought two attackers were involved, they now believe it was only one person, who was detained near the Bastille plaza in eastern Paris.

The motive for the attack is unclear, and it is not clear whether it is linked to Charlie Hebdo, which moved its activities out of the area after Islamic extremists attacked its editorial offices in 2015, killing 12 people.

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