8 children, 1 adult stabbed in playground attack in France: Police

The attacker has been detained, the country's interior minister has said


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Published: Thu 8 Jun 2023, 1:11 PM

An attacker with a knife injured children and others in a town in the Alps on Thursday before he was quickly arrested, France’s interior minister said.

Gerald Darmanin said the attack took place in a square in the town of Annecy. In a short tweet, he said police have detained the attacker.

“Several people including children have been injured by an individual armed with a knife in a square in Annecy,” he tweeted.

A local lawmaker, Antoine Armand, tweeted that children were attacked on a playground. He called the attack “abominable.”

In Paris, lawmakers interrupted a debate to hold a moment of silence for the victims, BFMTV reported.


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