Knife-wielding French man arrested at Eiffel Tower

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August 6, 2017 13:33
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A 19-year-old French man was arrested Saturday night for brandishing a knife at the Eiffel Tower, one of Paris' most popular tourist destinations.

According to various sources, the man - who was born in Mauritania - took out the knife and yelled 'Allahu Akbar' but did not injure anyone. Le Parisien, a French daily, has reported that the man had been in a psychiatric hospital.

The site was evacuated shortly after police arrested the man.

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