Father and son found in Paris with throats slit

Paris police have arrested a man suspected of slitting the throats of his father and brother in the city’s trendy 11th district.

According to police, the men were found at the entrance of a high-rise residential building. The victims were assisted by paramedics but died at the scene.

“I came down and saw one body in the hall and another in the courtyard,” a resident told Le Parisien newspaper. “There was blood everywhere.”

Other witnesses claim that the suspect made statements “linked to radical Islam,” but officials are still working to determine a motive for the murders. A police source told the newspaper Le Figaro that the knifeman had yelled “Allahu Akbar.”

One resident said he heard a man “crying for help” at around 11 a.m.

“I looked out the window and saw a man lying on the ground. There was a lot of blood. There was another man standing beside him, dressed in a white djellaba. He fell to his knees and prayed until the police came to take him away.”

Francois Petitjean, another resident, said, “When I arrived in the hall of the building, I saw a body lying in a pool of blood, in front of the postboxes. It was carnage. I went out and then saw another person covered in blood.”

Many residents reported that they did not see or hear anything unusual until SWAT teams arrived to secure the scene.

H/T: The Local







 

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