At least six people have been stabbed in a series of random attacks near the Eurostar hub at Gare du Nord station in Paris.
Daily Mail reports that mayhem broke out after an unidentified man said to be under the influence of alcohol began stabbing people in Rue Max Dormay, just north of the Gare du Nord, around midnight last night.
Five people were initially injured and then taken to hospital as the man ran along pavements slashing wildly and stabbing at will.
Le Parisien newspaper reports that a sixth woman ‘escaped injuries because her thick clothes protected her arm from the knife.’
None of the injuries he caused were life threatening, with those hurt released from hospital after minor treatment.
The attacker was tracked to a building around a mile away after detectives examined CCTV images of all the assaults.
His clothes were covered in blood when he was arrested early hours of Wednesday, while the knife used in the attack found o the floor.
He is due to be interrogated by Paris prosecutors supported by judicial police before he’s charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
France remains on high alert following other attempts by knifemen to strike in Paris, including one in Paris exactly a year ago when an Egyptian national rushed at soldiers guarding the Louvre museum before he was shot.