Suspect stabbed a number of individuals, together with younger youngsters, in Annecy, earlier than being arrested.
A number of individuals, together with younger youngsters, have been wounded in a knife assault at a park within the French Alps, police stated on Thursday.
A number of the victims are in a life-threatening situation.
The precise toll was unclear.
Reuters information company, citing an unnamed police supply, reported that at the very least two youngsters and one grownup had been preventing for his or her lives after the stabbing assault within the city of Annecy.
French Inside Minister Gerald Darmanin stated on Twitter that the suspect, whose identification has not been confirmed, has been arrested.
“A number of individuals together with youngsters had been injured by a person armed with a knife in a [park] in Annecy. The person was arrested due to the very fast intervention of the police,” Darmanin stated.
French President Emmanuel Macron denounced the stabbing as an act “of absolute cowardice”.
“The nation is shocked. Our ideas are with them in addition to their households and the emergency companies,” he wrote on Twitter.
Annecy is a quiet Alpine city of 135,000 folks that lies south of the Swiss metropolis of Geneva.
Attaque d’une lâcheté absolue ce matin dans un parc à Annecy. Des enfants et un adulte sont entre la vie et la mort. La Nation est sous le choc. Nos pensées les accompagnent ainsi que leurs familles et les secours mobilisés.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) June 8, 2023