PARIS — The Paris knifeman, who killed one person and wounded four others in an attack on Saturday evening, had previously been flagged as a potential security risk by authorities.
Police have identified the attacker as 20-year-old Khamzat Azimov. Azimov shouted "Allahu akbar" in the busy Opera district around 9 p.m. Saturday night as he began his attack.
According to the BBC, eyewitnesses said Azimov was dressed in a black tracksuit and had a beard.
Azimov attempted to enter several restaurants and bars, but was blocked by people inside.
Authorities arrived on the scene in minutes. Police first attempted to stop Azimov with a stun-gun, but when that failed, they shot him dead.
The man killed was a 29-year-old from Luxembourg, while the four wounded included two men in their 30s, one 26-year-old woman and one 54-year-old woman.