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03 Jan 2020 | 09:26 AM UTC

France: One dead in stabbing attack in Villejuif January 3 /update 1

Knife attack leaves one dead, several wounded in Villejuif on January 3; avoid the area

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Event

One person was killed and at least two others were wounded following a stabbing attack at a public park in Villejuif at around 14:00 (local time) on Friday, January 3. According to media reports, the police shot and killed the assailant. Police have cordoned off the area surrounding the incident. 

A heightened security presence is to be expected near the scene of the incident while the investigation is ongoing. Associated disruptions, such as road closures, are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Villejuif are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.