French prosecutors are investigating a machete attack near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo as terrorism, according to reports.
Details of the incident, which has reportedly left two people seriously injured, are still emerging, but Le Monde now says that the National Anti-terrorist Prosecutor’s Office (PNAT) is investigating the incident as “attempted assassination in connection with a terrorist enterprise” and “criminal terrorist association”.
The attacks two seriously injured victims are said to be a man and woman employed by the First Lines audiovisual production company, who had been “smoking a cigarette down the building in the street,” according to a colleague who spoke to AFP.
“I heard screaming. I went to the window and saw a colleague of mine, stained in blood, being chased by a man with a machete in the street. We know that our two colleagues are injured, but we do not know more for the moment,” the source said.
rench prime minister Jean Castex has indicated that four people have been injured, two — presumably the Frist Lines employees — seriously. At least two people appear to have been arrested; one at the scene and one on the steps of the nearby Opera Bastille.
Descriptions of the suspects have not been issued and the motivation for the attack has yet to be determined, but the Charlie Hebdo offices were the site of a radical Islamic terrorist massacre in 2015, perpetrated as punishment for the satirical magazine’s publication of satirical cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
Perhaps notably, 14 people suspected of being accomplices to the 2015 attack are currently in court.
HD Editors Note: What Does This Have To Do With Bible Prophecy?
In Matthew 24, the disciples ask Jesus, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world?”
Jesus’s response is a detailed description of the condition of the world and what it will look like in the last days. Wars and rumours of wars, nation rising against nation, famines, pestilences, earthquakes, these being the beginning of sorrows. He depicts persecution and an abounding iniquity that would cause the love of many to wax cold and divisions that would cause loved ones to betray one another.
In Luke 21:24, Jesus says, “There will be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth Distress of Nations with Perplexity, the seas and the wave roaring.”
With the current global state of turmoil amongst the nations, we can’t help but recognize the distress of nations Jesus describes in Luke 21 and Matthew 24, matching what we see today.