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France opens terrorism probe into knife-wielding man at Eiffel Tower: source

09:02 EDT 6 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

France opens terrorism probe into knife-wielding man at Eiffel Tower: sourceFrench prosecutors launched a terrorism investigation after a man wielding a knife and shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar" (God is great), tried to force his way in to the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday night, a judicial source said. No one was injured in the incident that occurred around 11.30 p.m. (2130 GMT) on Saturday shortly before closing time, Eiffel Tower operator SETE said in a statement on Sunday. During police questioning, the man said he had wanted to carry out an attack against a soldier and had been in contact with a member of Islamic State who had encouraged him to act, the source said.


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