The suspected perpetrator of the attack on a soldier in the La Defense business district is escorted by policemen
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Man arrested over soldier knife attack in Paris

French police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a knife attack on a soldier near Paris on Saturday, officials say.

The suspect was detained on Wednesday morning in the Yvelines region, 45km (28 miles) southwest of the capital, Interior Minister Manuel Valls said.

The "dangerous" man was traced thanks to evidence at the scene, he added.

Hugh Schofield, reports from Paris.

  • 29 May 2013
  • From the section Europe