At least four people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, and two attackers are on the run.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed the incident on Friday.
Two victims have life-threatening injuries, a police source told Reuters.
A police official said officers were “actively hunting” for the perpetrators and have cordoned off the area including the former Charlie Hebdo offices, after a suspect package was noticed nearby.
Attackers targeted the offices in 2015, killing 12 people.
Associated Press reporters at the scene saw police flooding into the neighbourhood in eastern Paris, near the Richard Lenoir subway station.
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