France opens terrorism probe into knife-wielding man at Eiffel Tower

By REUTERS
August 6, 2017 16:13
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PARIS - French prosecutors have opened a counter-terrorism investigation after an incident late on Saturday at Paris's Eiffel Tower in which a man with a blade tried to force entry to the tourist site, a judicial source said.

The incident occurred around 2130 GMT on Saturday. It was initially treated as a criminal matter, but was later designated a counter-terrorism case because of the suspect's statements to police and his apparent radicalization, the source said.


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