Islamist Radical Stabs Tourist to Death, Then Cries Out ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Officials Say

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A Muslim man fatally stabbed a tourist near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday before he bludgeoned two more people with a hammer, according to French authorities.

French officials said the suspect has ties to the Islamic State group.

The BBC reported the deceased was a German nurse visiting the city and the suspect, whom it identified only as Armand R, was a 26-year-old Frenchman.

France’s Le Monde reported Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise and for criminal terrorist conspiracy.

What could have been a killing spree began around 9 p.m. local time, according to the BBC.

After the German man was stabbed to death, the only thing that prevented the killer from stabbing the man’s wife was a taxi driver who saw what happened and intervened.

The BBC reported the killer then ran across a bridge spanning the River Seine and attacked two more people with a hammer.

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