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Knife attacker in France kills two; terror inquiry opened

French authorities have opened a terrorism inquiry after a man wielding a knife killed two people and wounded five others as residents of a town south of Lyon shopped for food amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown

Knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2

A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming “I will kill you!” attacked a group of schoolgirls near a school bus parked at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, killing two people and injuring at least 17 before killing himself, officials said.

French police question parents, friend of Paris attacker

Investigators are following the trail of a 20-year-old Frenchman born in Chechnya who rampaged through a festive Paris neighborhood slashing passers-by with a knife, raising anew the specter of terrorism in France after less than two months of calm.

Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

A homeless man who randomly stabbed a man to death as he was holding his daughter in a crowded Southern California restaurant was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday.

6 detained amid ‘vague indications’ of attack at Berlin race

Six people were detained in connection with what police and prosecutors allege was a plan to carry out an attack on Berlin’s half-marathon Sunday, German authorities said. A police spokesman later said that no athletes or spectators had been in danger.

’Lone wolf’ suspected in Canada terror attack, police chase

A car and knife attack on a police officer outside a football game and a high-speed chase of a moving van that left four people injured was the work of a Somali refugee who was likely working alone and was known to police for extremist ideology, Canadian authorities said Sunday.

Everett man charged in knife attacks

Authorities have charged an Everett man with second-degree murder and first-degree assault following a knife attack that killed a 78-year-old woman and injured her 62-year-old daughter.

Japan police send suspect in stabbing spree to prosecutors

The suspect in a mass stabbing attack that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled in Japan was being transferred Wednesday from a local police station to the prosecutor’s office in Yokohama.