According to the police, there are currently no indications for a terrorist attack, quoted by Reuters.
Four of the victims were seriously injured, two of whom were British citizens.
According to police sources, the attacker was an Afghan citizen and was arrested.
The attack took place around the local time 23.00 (00:00, Romanian time) in the 19th arrondissement, in the northeast of the capital.
The attacker stabbed strangers, initially two men and a woman near the MK2 cinema in the Quai de Loire area. Several people have tried to stop him.
Later he also attacked two British tourists in the area of Henri Nogueres.
"We are investigating the attack and we are in contact with the French authorities," the British Foreign Office said in a statement.
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