Police overpower man threatening officers with knives in Paris: French police

French police officers control a car on the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris, on October 30, 2020. (AFP)

Police overpowered a man in the French capital Paris on Friday when he threatened officers with two knives after they challenged him, a police source said.

The officers intervened after police received a call reporting that a man armed with a knife was knocking on his neighbor’s door in a southwestern district of the city.

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The officers confronted the man in the courtyard of the building and used a Taser and rubber bullets to overpower him, the source said. No one else was hurt.

The incident took place a day after three people were killed in a knife attack in the southeastern city of Nice. The motive for this incident was not immediately clear.

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Last Update: Friday, 30 October 2020 KSA 19:31 - GMT 16:31
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