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Four wounded in Paris knife attack near former Charlie Hebdo office

 The suspect was detained near the Bastille plaza in eastern Paris. Picture from Google Maps
Angela Charlton and Oleg Cetinic, Associated Press

Paris police say a suspect believed to have wounded four people in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has been arrested.

A Paris police official said while authorities initially thought two attackers were involved, they now believe it was only one person.

The suspect was detained near the Bastille plaza in eastern Paris.

It is unclear what motivated this morning's attack or whether it had any link to Charlie Hebdo, which moved offices after an attack by Islamic extremists in 2015.

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