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03 Nov 2020 | 01:57 PM UTC

France: Authorities arrest individual armed with machete in Paris November 3

France News Alert

Authorities arrest individual armed with machete in hotel in Paris on November 3; follow authority directives, maintain heightened vigilance, avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/3/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris

Event

Authorities have arrested an individual in his hotel room in central Paris on Tuesday morning, November 3, and briefly cordoned off the surrounding area. Reportedly, the man had been walking around armed with a machete in Paris' central area of Pere Lachaise and bystanders informed the authorities. 

A heightened security presence and associated disruptions to transportation are likely in Paris in the near term while police carry out investigations.

Advice

Those in Paris are advised to avoid the area of the incident in the near term, monitor the situation, and heed all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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