Paris Attack – level 3

30-09-2020 15:00

Several people were stabbed and two people were seriously wounded near the former offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Police said that they had arrested a suspect following the incident near Richard-Lenoir Metro station. The suspect was identified as an 18-year-old man of Pakistani origin, and he was armed with a meat cleaver. Six other people were detained in connection with the attack and questioned. Officers also cordoned off an area after reports of a suspicious package nearby. However, it was not clear if it there was any connection with the stabbing.

In 2015, Charlie Hebdo was targeted by Islamic extremists in a terrorist attack that killed 12 people. The Thursday attack came as a high-profile trial was under way of 14 people accused of helping two terrorists carry out the Charlie Hebdo attack. Charlie Hebdo is now run from a secret location.

Difficult words: sarcastic (criticizing people or ideas in a humorous way), cordon off (to close an area to people and vehicles), high-profile (attracting a lot of attention and interest from the public).

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