Terrorist Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ Kills 1, Stabs 4 Others in Paris Before Police Take Him Down

Policemen stand guard in Paris centre after one person was killed and several injured in a knife attack in Paris on May 12, 2018. – The assailant was killed by police. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The person who stabbed five people in Paris on Saturday night, killing one, yelled the Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar,” meaning “God is great,” during the attack, city prosecutor François Molins told reporters at the scene.

Four people were wounded during the Saturday night knife attack in the touristy 2nd arrondissement, or district, of Paris.

Two of the victims were gravely wounded and two others were lightly injured, police said.

The attacker, who French President Emmanuel Macron called a terrorist, is dead, according to police.

The media wing of ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published online.

The Amaq News Agency said “the person who executed the stabbing in Paris is a soldier of the Islamic State.” The statement also said the assailant acted in response to calls to attack anti-ISIS coalition countries.

ISIS did not provide proof to substantiate the claim and no authorities or security sources have yet verified the authenticity of the ISIS claim.

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SOURCE: CNN, Steve Almasy and Eva Tapiero