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23 Aug 2018 | 09:28 AM UTC

France: Trappes attacker neutralized August 23 /update 1

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Stabbing attack in Trappes (southwestern Paris region) morning of August 23; police neutralize attacker; continue to avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/23/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Trappes

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23 Aug 08:48 AM UTC  — 

France: Stabbing attack in Trappes August 23


A stabbing attack took place beginning at around 09:30 (local time) on Thursday, August 23, on a street in the town of Trappes, located some 25 km (15 mi) west-southwest of Paris. The lone assailant killed one person and injured two others before entrenching himself in a pavilion on Camille Claudel Street. He was eventually shot by police. Police are asking individuals in the area to continue to avoid the site.

The attacker was reportedly on a terrorist watch list although police have not yet ruled the incident a terrorist act.


Individuals in Trappes are advised to avoid the above area until the situation has stabilized.


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