At least two people were injured by a stabbing in Paris on Friday. The incident took place near the old office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people were killed in an attack on the editorial office in 2015.
Two victims working for a production company
There is still some uncertainty about the number of victims. Various French media report that two people have been stabbed, while French Prime Minister Jean Castex recently spoke about four victims.
According to a police source, agents are looking for two suspects. Two people are said to have been arrested, but that information has not been officially confirmed. Schools in the area are currently keeping their students indoors. A number of metro stations are also closed.
The police have cordoned off the site of the stabbing. A suspicious package was also found at that location. Police investigations show that it does not contain explosives. The French justice has now started a terrorism investigation.
Two victims work for a production company that makes documentaries and journalistic items, among other things. The office of this company is at the same address as the former office of Charlie Hebdo.
It is not clear whether the stabbing has anything to do with Charlie Hebdo. The editorial staff moved to another office after the attack on January 7, 2015.
The trial for the attack on the satirical magazine started earlier this month in Paris. The court also deals with the attack on a Jewish supermarket in the French capital. Seventeen people were killed in the attacks.