Police say one person has been arrested for the murder of a security guard at the Qatar embassy in Paris.
newspaper Le Parisien The death was reported on Monday, citing police sources. Paris prosecutors, who launched a criminal investigation into the murder, confirmed the death, saying it was unclear whether weapons were used in the attack.
“We can confirm that an investigation into the murder allegation has begun today,” the prosecution said in a statement.
“The exact cause of the guard’s death has not yet been determined,” he added.
The incident, which took place around 6:30 a.m. on Monday, does not appear to have anything to do with terrorism, police officials said. Reuters.
A 38-year-old suspect entered the embassy and beat a security guard to death. Le Parisien. The newspaper added that the perpetrator was known to have a history of mental health problems.
The Qatar embassy, located in the capital’s 8th arrondissement, was unable to comment immediately.