Tourists Attacked Near Eiffel Tower – One Dead, Two Injured


One person died and two others were injured after a man attacked tourists in central Paris near the Eiffel Tower, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Saturday.

Police quickly arrested the 26-year-old man, a French national, using a Taser stun gun, Darmanin told reporters.

The suspect had been sentenced to four years in prison in 2016 for planning another attack and was on the French security services’ watch list, and was also known for having psychiatric disorders, the interior minister added.

December 6, 2023 UPDATE: Le Monde reports that the terrorist, Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab, while in police custody, said he considered carrying out his attack in the Vél’ d’Hiv children’s memorial garden, near the Eiffel Tower, which is a Jewish site. Vél d’Hiv was the largest French deportation of Jews during the Holocaust. It took place in Paris on July 16–17, 1942.

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