Paris stabbing suspect admits to targetting Charlie Hebdo

The main suspect involved in the double stabbing that took place yesterday in Paris has told investigators that he targeted Charlie Hebdo over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad which had been recently published by the Charlie Hebdo magazine.

Seven people are in custody following the stabbing, where two journalists were seriously injured, after a man wielding a meat cleaver attacked them outside the former offices of Charlie Hebdo.

The suspect was arrested one month before this incident for carrying a screwdriver, but he did not raise police suspicions in terms of Islamic radicalisation.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin stated that the suspect, allegedly from Pakistan, arrived in France three years ago but his identity has yet to be verified.