[Ed. – Maybe he just looked old for his age?]
The attacker, who is aged in his 30s, stabbed three people outside a cinema in the north-east of the city just before 11pm, fled, then stabbed four more before being arrested.
At one point petanque players threw metal boules at the man in an attempt to disarm him, hitting him four times in the head, but were unable to stop him.
‘He is unconscious in hospital in Paris, and has not spoken since the attack, but he was carrying immigration documents issued to an Afghan minor,’ said a source close to the investigation.
‘One of the English victims was stabbed in the chest, while the other was also badly hurt. Both remain in hospital along with two others who are in a very serious condition.’
The attacker, who was armed with a knife and an iron bar, stabbed three people outside a cinema on the banks of a canal in the north-east of the city.