Several men carrying knives have attacked three soldiers who were on patrol outside a Jewish community centre in Nice, in southern France.
The soldiers were wounded and police said one of the assailants were captured.
The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi told French TV today that a second man had been arrested in connection with the stabbing later on in the day.
The attacker was expelled from Turkey last week and questioned upon his return, French media reported. It is unknown why the expelled individual was initially expelled from Turkey, or why French authorities allowed him to enter the country while being on such high alert.
France has been on high alert since last month’s terror attacks in Paris by three Islamist gunmen, in which 17 people were killed.
After the attacks, 10,500 soldiers were deployed outside sensitive sites including Jewish and Muslim centres as well as media buildings.
The soldiers attacked in Nice were guarding a building in the city’s Massena square which houses the Jewish community centre and a Jewish radio station.