France: Several children injured by a knife attack in a park

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Five people were injured, including four small children, by an attack with a knife in a park in the French city of Annecy (southeast), the authorities announced.

The author of the attack is a asylum seeker of Syrian nationality, without a police record, he has been arrested and is also injured, according to local media.

They add that two of the four injured children (all under three years old) they would be very serious. An ambulance helicopter was necessary for their immediate evacuation.

"The individual has been arrested. thanks to the very rapid intervention of the forces of law and order”, said the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, in Twitter.

A man who was in the vicinity and who approached when he heard the screams described the author as a man of approximately 45 years of age who said nothing while committing the attack.

The attack happened around 09:45 local time in Annecy, a mountain tourism town at the foot of the Alps, specifically in the Garden of Europea wide open area of ​​grassland and woodland with a lake used for rowing and other recreational activities.

(With information from EFE)

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