Incident Summary:

09/15/2017: An assailant armed with a knife attacked an on-duty soldier at the Chatelet metro station in Paris, France. There were no reported casualties, and the assailant was arrested. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources noted that the assailant referenced the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Chatelet train station.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity French Army
Specific Description Soldier
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A knife was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Paris - Knife-wielding man attacks Paris soldier, no injuries: police," AFP (North European Service), September 15, 2017.
"Man nabbed after launching knife attack on soldier in Paris," Singapore, September 15, 2017.
"Knifeman attacks soldier in Paris subway, terrorism probe opened," Reuters India, September 15, 2017.