Off-duty police officer stabbed in Paris, interior minister says

FILE PHOTO: French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin talks to journalists in front of the municipal police offices after an assailant stabbed and badly wounded a policewoman in La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, western France, May 28, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

PARIS (Reuters) -An off-duty police officer was stabbed and seriously wounded in Paris on Sunday, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.

Darmanin said in a Twitter post that an investigation had been opened and everything was being done to find the perpetrator. He did not give a motive for the stabbing.

Quoting a police source, BFM TV said the police officer was stabbed after an altercation with four or five people in a shopping mall.

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