Paris (illustrative)
Paris (illustrative) Reuters

One person was killed in a stabbing attack in the Opera district of central Paris Saturday night.

At least eight people were stabbed in the attack, and one victim is reported dead. At least two of the victims are reported to be in serious condition and are receiving first aid.

Eyewitnesses told police that the stabber shouted, "Allahu Akhbar!" during the attack.

Police forces eliminated the stabber, and are investigating the incident.

According to a report by the BBC, witnesses said police officers initially attempted to neutralize the attacker with a stun-gun, but after it failed officers fired two rounds at the assailant, killing him.

More to follow.