Lethal knife assault in south of France investigated by anti-terrorism prosecutor

Deadly knife attack in south of France investigated by anti-terrorism prosecutor

The person who killed two individuals and injured 5 within the southeastern French city of Romans-sur-Isère had the intention of “critically disturbing public order by intimidation or terror,” the anti-terrorism prosecutor’s workplace stated.

The suspect is a Sudanese man in his thirties who lamented dwelling in a rustic of “unbelievers,” based on handwritten paperwork present in his residence. The alleged perpetrator went on a stabbing spree on Saturday morning when residents within the city locked down as a result of coronavirus outbreak had been out searching for groceries.

First, he went to a tobacco store the place he attacked the proprietor and his spouse. He then moved on to a butcher’s store the place he grabbed a brand new knife, the city’s mayor Marie-Hélène Thoraval instructed AFP. He stabbed a buyer there and ran onto the road attacking individuals outdoors a bakery.

France Bleu reported the person is believed to have shouted “Allahu Akbar” whereas charging at his victims. When the police arrived he was praying within the Arabic language on his knees on the sidewalk. He requested the police who arrested him to “kill him,” BFMTV quoted David Olivier Reverdy, deputy nationwide secretary of Alliance-Police.

“Below these circumstances, the Nationwide Counter-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Workplace determined to open an investigation,” the authorities stated, however the case is but to be decided as an act of “terrorism.”
The suspect is in police custody and two of the injured persons are in critical situation in hospital. One in all his acquaintances was additionally arrested, based on prosecutors.

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