The attack took place in a busy district of the capital.\u00a0A man armed with a knife\u00a0assaulted passersby in central Paris\u00a0, Saturday, May 12 in the early evening, causing several casualties.\u00a0Franceinfo summarizes what we know and what we do not know yet.\r\n>>\u00a0\u00a0Attack with a knife in Paris: follow the situation in our live\r\nWhat happened ?\u00a0\r\nShortly before 9 pm, on Saturday evening, a lone man, with a knife and shouting "Allah Akbar", attacked several passers-by, chosen randomly, in rue Monsigny (2nd arrondissement).\u00a0This street is located\u00a0\u00a0between the Place de l'Opera and Place de la Bourse, in an area of \u200b\u200bbars, restaurants and theaters, very popular on Saturday night.\u00a0Very quickly, a large police device was then deployed, and the other passers-by who were in bars or restaurants were confined inside the establishments.\r\nWhat is the balance sheet?\u00a0\r\nAccording to a report sent by the Paris police headquarters shortly before 22:30, one of the assailants was killed.\u00a0A 34-year-old man was transported in "absolute emergency" to Paris Pompidou Hospital and a 54-year-old woman was also seriously injured.\u00a0A 26-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were more lightly.\r\n"The most seriously injured person (...) is better"\u00a0, she\u00a0"was operated and so today it is saved"\u00a0, welcomed, the night of Saturday to Sunday, the Minister of the Interior Gerard Collomb, who went to his bedside to Georges Pompidou.\u00a0"Two of his friends are in another hospital, they are totally out of danger.A fourth person who was injured is also out of danger,\u00a0" he added.\r\nThe perpetrator of the attack, he was shot.\u00a0Alerted by phone calls, the police immediately intervened, and\u00a0\u00a0"tried to use a Taser twice, but it did not work." As the individual approached and tried to attack to one of our colleagues physically with the knife, he had to use his service weapon twice to neutralize the individual, "\u00a0explained Lo\u00efc Travers of the Alliance union on franceinfo.\r\nWho is the assailant?\r\nHe had no papers on him when he was shot but he was eventually identified.\u00a0According to\u00a0franceinfo\u00a0, he is a Russian born in Chechnya in 1997. His parents were taken into custody.\r\nWhat do we know about his motives?\r\nIf the investigation should clarify the exact motivations of the perpetrator of this attack, the procedure used and the fact that the assailant shouted "Allah Akbar" during the attack led to the referral to the antiterrorist section of the prosecutor's office. Paris, announced the prosecutor of Paris, Fran\u00e7ois Molins.\r\nLate in the evening, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack through its propaganda agency.\r\nWhat are the first reactions?\u00a0\r\n"All my thoughts are with the victims and the wounded of the knife attack perpetrated this evening in Paris, as well as their relatives." On behalf of all the French, I salute the courage of the police officers who neutralized the terrorist. again the blood money but does not give an inch to the enemies of freedom "\u00a0,\u00a0reacted\u00a0in the evening the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, which is the weekend to fort Br\u00e9gan\u00e7on (Var).\r\nInterior Minister Gerard Collomb, for his part,\u00a0\u00a0"greeted"\u00a0via his Twitter account\u00a0"cold blood and responsiveness of police forces that neutralized the assailant"\u00a0.\u00a0"My first thoughts are with the victims of this heinous act\u00a0," he added.\r\n"Tonight, our city was bruised\u00a0, for its part reacted the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo\u00a0My first thoughts go to the family of the victim who lost their lives.I also think of the wounded and their loved ones. want to tell them that all Parisians are at their side. "