Two killed, several injured in stabbing attack in French town of Romans-sur-Isère (VIDEOS)
At least two people have been killed and multiple others injured after a man carried out a knife attack in the French town of Romans-sur-Isère, local media is reporting.
Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident in the town in southeastern France after the man launched the frenzied attack on Saturday morning.
Two people died in the stabbing spree and at least five others were injured, Le Dauphine Libéré reports. Three of the injured people are in a critical condition.
The provincial newspaper reports that the assailant is a 33-year-old Sudanese national. He was subdued by authorities and arrested at the scene.
France Bleu is reporting that the attack began in a butcher shop and the man is believed to have shouted “Allahu Akbar” while charging at his victims.
Video footage showing the aftermath of the grisly incident has been shared on social media.
15 Minute plus tard... attaque au couteau a @VilleDeRomans cc @Conflits_FRpic.twitter.com/46zJ2mQEIp— ًYurika (@imyurika_) April 4, 2020
France’s interior minister expressed his condolences with the victims of the attack and their families. He said that the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police is investigating the nature and circumstances of the “heinous” act.
France is in its third week of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All non-essential trips outside the home are banned and everyone is required to have a signed, timed and dated permission form every time they go outside.
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