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Woman shouting 'Allahu akbar' injures two with blade in France

19 June, 2018, 20:28 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • A woman allegedly shouted'Allahu akbar before she stabbed two people with a box cutter in a supermarket in La Seyne-sur Merm southern France on Sunday

"Allah is great" in Arabic - wounded two people with a box cutter Sunday at a supermarket in southern France before she was arrested.

The radio station reported that Toulon prosecutor Bernard Marchal said the attacker has been detained. (UPI). Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.

The 24-year-old assailant, who was dressed in black and wore dark sunglasses, did not have a police record. Both casualties were taken to hospital.

Police are still trying to work out if the woman, who has a history of psychiatric problems, had planned the attack or acted on the spur of the moment.

Regional newspaper Nice-Matin, which first reported the 10:30 a.m. attack, quoted an unidentified witness as saying that people in the store stopped the woman from cutting anyone else.

The woman "was in a panic, she was afraid, she did not understand what was happening to her, she had no strength left", Sebastien said.




A search of the woman's home was underway Sunday afternoon, to know whether "she has links or not with Daesh", said BFMTV. A computer was seized from the studio where she lived a few kilometres (miles) from the shop.

The woman, who carried a physical handicap card, would undergo a psychiatric assessment.

More than 240 people have been killed in Takfiris attacks since the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris in January 2015.

The staff of the supermarket Leclerc in the Department of Seine-sur-Mer in the South of France managed to detain and transfer of police young citizen of this country, wounding two people with a knife.

In March this year a man was shot and killed by police in the Carcassonne area of southern France after killing four people. He had also killed the passenger of a auto he hijacked in nearby Carcassonne.

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