four people attacked with machete in Paris near former Charlie Hebdo offices

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Four people have been attacked with a machete in Paris near the former offices of magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Police are at the scene in the Richard Lenoir sector of the French capital, and have warned people to avoid the area.

Two suspects remain at large and are thought to have escaped via the metro.

One is wearing a black sleeveless puffer jacket, black jogging bottoms and red shoes, Le Parisien reports.

The victims were taken to hospital and are seriously injured.

Two of the victims are in "an extremely bad way", an investigating source said.

He added: "Two attackers were seen running away, and they are being searched for. A suspect device was also spotted."

Islamic extremists carried out an attack on the offices in 2015, killing 12 people.

Fourteen people are currently on trial over the attack, accused of helping the gunmen.

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