PARIS—French authorities say a knife-wielding assailant killed one person and injured four in the center of Paris before being killed by police.
Paris police tweeted that the attack occurred Saturday evening in the 2nd arrondissement or district of the French capital. Police said the person armed with the knife targeted five people, killing one and seriously injuring two and lightly injuring the other two.
Paris police said the attacker died. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the alleged attacker was “neutralized” by police and praised officers for their actions.
The identity of the attack suspect and reason for the attack are unclear.
Paris has been under higher security in recent years after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks.