Eight children are stabbed by knifeman in French playground before attacker is subdued
Eight children have been stabbed by a knifeman in a French playground before the attacker was subdued by police.
Witnesses told Le Dauphine that a man wearing a turban began attacking the children at a small playground in Annecy, an alpine town in southeastern France, at around 9.45am this morning.
Armed police arrived at the scene and quickly subdued the knifeman before he was arrested and taken to hospital for injuries, the French newspaper reported.
France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin tweeted: ‘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.’
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