Six children and one adult are among the victims. A man allegedly attacked anyone at a playground in Annecy, in the east of the country.
At least six children and one adult were among the victims of a knife attack Thursday morning in France. According to the international press, a man went to a children’s playground in the Annecy area, in the east of the country, at around 9:45 am (one hour less in Lisbon) and attacked several people who were there.
There is currently no information on deaths.
Plusieurs personnes dont des enfants ont été blessedés par un individu armé d’un couteau dans un square à Annecy. L’individu a été interpellé grace à l’intervention très rapide des force de l’ordre.
— Gerald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) June 8, 2023
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said on Twitter that “several people, including children, were injured by a man armed with a knife in an Annecy park. The man was arrested thanks to a very quick intervention by the police.
According to local media, the perpetrator of the attack was also injured at the time of the arrest, and it is still not clear if the information about the adult indicated as one of the injured is the perpetrator of the attack or if it is an eighth victim.