At least five people, including four young children, were injured Thursday morning in a park in Annecy, France, by a man armed with a knife who was arrested by the police , learned AFP from the prefecture and from a source familiar with the matter.
The man, armed with a knife, attacked around 9:45 a.m. (3:45 a.m. Quebec time) to children about three years old who were in a park near Lake Annecy. Three of the victims, two children and an adult, have a vital prognosis, a source close to the case added.
According to the identity declared by the attacker, he is of Syrian nationality , asylum seeker and unknown to all the files, we learned from a police source.
Immediately, the French Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin posted a tweet: “Several people including children were injured by an individual armed with a knife in a square in Annecy. The individual was arrested thanks to the very rapid intervention of the police.”
Deputies and members of the government observed a minute of silence in the National Assembly on Thursday after this attack.< /p>
The President of the Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet invited this minute of silence “for them, for their families”, after this “very serious attack”.
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne will go there, Matignon told AFP.