A man stabs three people in Villejuif, Île-de-France, killing one person and wounding two others. The attacker is shot dead by police.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
A history teacher is stabbed and decapitated near a school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Île-de-France, France. The killer is shot dead by police. The anti-terrorism prosecutor investigates the murder, which is described by President Emmanuel Macron as an "Islamist attack". The victim is believed to have shown caricatures of Islam's prophet Muhammad to his students during a lesson.
President Emmanuel Macron announces a 09:00 pm to 06:00 am local time curfew for the Île-de-France region that includes Paris, as well as Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Rouen, Saint-Étienne, and Toulouse starting October 17 for at least four weeks in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the country declares another national state of health emergency after it expired on July 10.
The government places Paris and its Île-de-France region to maximum alert following a surge of infection rates, prompting Île-de-France to shut down all bars, gymnasiums, and swimming pools completely and all festive gatherings in establishments are banned from being open to the public effective tomorrow. The restrictions will last two weeks, but restaurants will remain open with strict health protocols.
German Federal Foreign Office issue a travel warning for Île-de-France region, which includes Paris, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, which includes Marseille and Nice, as well as French Guiana and other overseas French territories against "unnecessary tourism" due to rising COVID-19 infections in these regions.
Three heavily armed gunmen who hijacked a helicopter help Rédoine Faïd, one of France's most notorious gangsters, escape from a prison in Réau, Île-de-France. Police later discovered the abandoned helicopter in Gonesse. Faïd previously escaped prison in 2013 and was briefly France's most wanted criminal.