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Man walking around with machete arrested in central Paris

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A man who was walking around in the Pere Lachaise area of central Paris on Tuesday with a machete as been arrested in his hotel room, a police spokesman said.

Bystanders reported the man to police who briefly cordonned off the area, the spokesman added.

There were no known victims at this stage and an investigation was under way, he added.

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