Petanque players in Paris praised for stopping knife attack

PARIS (AP) — Petanque players in Paris who helped in the apprehension of a knife-wielding man have been lauded Monday for their bravery as French authorities opened a murder investigation into the attacks that saw seven people injured.

According to police, witnesses at the scene of Sunday night’s attacks in the northeast 19th district helped disarm and arrest the man near a cinema in a recreational area populated by both Parisians and tourists.