A knife-wielding man attacked a soldier on patrol in central Paris on Friday but did not cause any injuries, police said.
The attacker lunged at the soldier at the central Chatelet metro station around 6.30 am (0430 GMT), making reference to Allah, a police source said. The soldier quickly brought the man under control.
The attacker was not previously known to police, a source said.
The incident came with France still on high alert following a string of terror attacks which began in January 2015 when jihadist gunmen stormed the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, killing 12. Read more