Man walking around with machete arrested in central Paris

French police and CRS riot policemen patrol in Montmartre in Paris as France has raised the security alert for French territory to the highest level after the knife attack in the city of Nice, France. (Reuters)

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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