Knife-Wielding Man Attempts to Attack Man and His Son in Paris

(HuffPo) — Police arrested a knife-wielding man after he tried to attack a passerby with a blade in the area where they had been recording footage of him on camera in central Paris early…

Knife-Wielding Man Attempts to Attack Man and His Son in Paris

(HuffPo) — Police arrested a knife-wielding man after he tried to attack a passerby with a blade in the area where they had been recording footage of him on camera in central Paris early Tuesday morning, the Associated Press reported.

Lingering under the alias Hussein Boubaker from 2011, the 35-year-old man reportedly attempted to stab the unnamed man and his 10-year-old son before being subdued by security at the Pres de l’Arc de Triomphe, one of France’s most famous monuments.

“I was on the bridge when a guy got out of a car and he shouted ‘Allahu Akbar,’” said the father, who was riding his bicycle when the attack took place.

The guard shot the attacker, but he managed to dodge the gun and then lunged at the father with the knife and then went for his son’s throat, the father said.

Several bystanders reportedly pulled the attacker to the ground and held him until police arrived.

After the scene, which was livestreamed to Facebook, his actions were billed as the “movie finale,” with the attacker supposedly saying he would not give up his fight against police in the current police stand-off.

Paris police believe the man attempted suicide at the city’s Eiffel Tower before making his way down the Arc de Triomphe, according to the Associated Press.

Checkpoint 35 is at the crossroads of the French Riviera and the Île de Ré, and one of the largest traffic checkpoints between France and neighboring Spain.

“Before I do this interview I want to say: If you kill one police officer, it’ll be the beginning of the end of the world,” wrote one Twitter user.

A patrolman was stabbed to death and another was slightly injured in a separate incident in Paris early Monday morning.

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Gina Martin-Adams contributed to this report.

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