Terror probe opened after 2 stabbed in Paris; 2 arrests

Paris Attack
French police officers patrol the area after a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Friday Sept. 25, 2020 in Paris. Paris police say they have arrested a man suspected of a knife attack that wounded at least two people near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Police initially thought there were two attackers but now say there was only one. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

PARIS (AP) – French authorities have opened a terrorism investigation after an assailant stabbed a woman and a man near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

The counterterrorism prosecutor said the suspected attacker and one other person were arrested.

He said authorities suspect terrorism because the stabbings took place in front of the building where Charlie Hebdo was based until the extremist attack on its cartoonists that killed 12 people.

A trial in the 2015 attack is under way in Paris.

The prosecutor says the assailant did not know the people wounded Friday.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex said the lives of the two wounded workers are not in danger.

He offered the government’s solidarity with their families and colleagues.

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