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Meanwhile, a district mayor of the French city of Lyon said the national police arrested a man who was carrying a “long knife.”
Later in the day, a man in possession of a knife was arrested near the Saint-Martin church in Sartrouville, according to media reports.
“War” has been declared against France, Borré said. “We witness this day after day.”
It’s time for us to wage this war, using all the necessary means.
The attacks come after the French government vowed to crack down on Islamic extremism in the country in response to the beheading of schoolteacher Samuel Paty by a radicalized Chechen refugee earlier this month. The teacher was allegedly targeted after he showed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed to his students during a lesson on freedom of speech.
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