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Paris knife attack suspect born in Chechnya, parents in custody

A forensic officer (R) and a French policeman (L) stand next to a numbered reference index pad and a camera on a tripod on Saint Augustin street in paris after one person was killed and several injured by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police in paris on May 12, 2018. The attack took place near the city’s main opera house. The man attacked five people with a knife, one of whom died, police said. Two were in serious condition and all the victims are in hospital. paris knife attacker shouted ‘Allah Akbar’: prosecutor citing witnesses. AFP

Paris, May 13, 2018 (AFP) – A knifeman who killed one person and wounded four others in a suspected terror attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya in 1997, a judicial source said on Sunday.
The parents of the attacker, who witnesses said shouted “Allahu akbar” during the assault on Saturday night before being shot dead by police, have been taken into custody, the source added.
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