Man stabs 7 in Paris, motive unknown

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A knifeman wounded seven people including two British tourists in Paris late Sunday, local media reported Monday.

The assailant, in his 30s, targeted passersby on the banks of the Bassin de la Villette, northeast Paris, causing serious injuries to four people, France Info radio said.

He was chased by a crowd throwing petanque balls before being arrested by the police.

The man was believed to be an Afghan who "assaulted strangers and nothing at this stage shows signs of a terrorist nature," the local redio cited a source close to the investigation as saying.

An inquiry was opened for "attempt of voluntary homicides," according to local media.

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb expressed support to victims and their loved ones via Twitter, adding that "the judicial investigation will specify the (attack's) circumstances."

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