Samy Naceri charged in Paris stabbing

French actor starred in 'Days of Glory'

French actor Samy Naceri, who starred in the World War II film "Days of Glory," was jailed Sunday after being charged with stabbing his ex-girlfriend's companion in a confrontation on a Paris street, judicial officials said.

Naceri, 47, was charged with armed voluntary violence. He was also charged with making repeated death threats, the actor's lawyer Francoise Cotta said.

The preliminary charges, which could be dropped if an investigation fails to turn up clear evidence, followed a confrontation Thursday near Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue.

Naceri and his ex-girlfriend were arguing, and her boyfriend was called to the scene, the judicial official said. The man was stabbed, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The official was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and asked not to be named.

Naceri, who suffers from a liver illness, was recently freed from prison for medical reasons.

He has had frequent run-ins with the law. He was most recently convicted in November and given a six-month prison term for striking a police officer with his car as he drove without a license. He is appealing that case.

A member of the cast of "Days of Glory" who shared Best Actor honors at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006, Naceri was unable to show up for the honor. He was being questioned by police in another case.

The movie is about North African soldiers from France's colonial army.
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