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Two reported dead in Paris knife attack

French media say one of the dead was the alleged attacker.

French authorities have condemned a knife attack in central Paris that the country’s media say left two dead including the assailant.

The Paris police said the attacker was subdued by officers during the stabbing attack in the 2nd arrondissement or district of the French capital on Saturday.

The police said the attacker was armed with a knife, but gave no other details.

French media reported that two people were dead, and BFM television said one of them was the alleged attacker.

The motive or reason for the attack was unclear.

Interior minister Gerard Collomb condemned the “odious attack” in a tweet.

Paris has been under higher security in recent years after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks.