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French interior minister says Paris assailant convicted in 2016 of planning another attack

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin delivers a speech at the National Assembly in Paris on November 28, 2023. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin delivers a speech at the National Assembly in Paris on November 28, 2023. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)

PARIS — The perpetrator of a knife attack that left one person dead and two injured in Paris on Saturday evening had already been sentenced in 2016 to “four years in prison” for planning another attack, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin says.

At the time, he had been arrested by the French national security agency before carrying out the act, the minister adds.

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