Two individuals have been critically damage in a knife assault in Paris close to the previous places of work of the satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, officers say.
A suspect has been detained within the close by Bastille space. A second suspect has additionally been arrested, reviews say.
Anti-terrorism police have taken over the investigation.
A safety cordon has been arrange within the eleventh arrondissement in jap Paris. The general public had been informed to keep away from the realm.
A blade – described as a machete or a meat cleaver – was recovered on the scene of the assault close to the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir.
One of many arrested suspects was detained with blood on his clothes, a police supply informed the BBC.
Preliminary reviews mentioned that 4 individuals had been wounded.
The assault comes as a high-profile trial is below approach in Paris of 14 individuals accused of serving to two jihadists perform the 2015 assault on Charlie Hebdo, during which 12 individuals had been killed.
The 2 individuals wounded had been employees at a TV manufacturing firm, one among their colleagues informed AFP information company.
“Two colleagues had been smoking a cigarette outdoors the constructing, on the street. I heard shouting. I went to the window and noticed one among my colleagues, lined in blood, being chased by a person with a machete on the street,” one other member of employees on the Premières Lignes manufacturing agency mentioned.
The agency has places of work within the Rue Nicolas Appert, a aspect road off Boulevard Richard Lenoir the place the previous Charlie Hebdo places of work are situated. A mural to the 12 individuals killed within the Charlie Hebdo assault is close by.
The satirical journal has since moved to a secret location.
Charlie Hebdo has marked the beginning of the trial by reprinting controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that sparked protests in a number of Muslim international locations.
In response, the militant group al-Qaeda renewed its risk to the journal.
The defendants within the trial are additionally accused of serving to one other jihadist perform a associated assault during which he shot useless a policewoman, then attacked a Jewish retailer, killing 4 individuals.
The 17 victims had been killed over a interval of three days. All three attackers had been killed by police. The killings marked the start of a wave of jihadist assaults throughout France that left greater than 250 individuals useless.