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France: Two dead, several injured after knife attack in Romans-sur-Isere00:40

France: Two dead, several injured after knife attack in Romans-sur-Isere

France, Romans-sur-Isere
April 04, 2020 at 14:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least two people were killed, and several more injured, in a knife attack in Romans-sur-Isere, in south-eastern France, on Saturday.

According to reports, the attacker struck in multiple locations in the city centre, assaulting people seemingly at random in the street, in a tobacconists, in a butcher's shop, and in a supermarket, before being apprehended by the police outside a bakery.

Footage shows police in the street outside the butcher's shop, where the assailant, who reportedly told officers he was from Sudan, acquired a second knife in the course of his attack.

Investigations are underway, with the motive for the attack not yet clear according to the police.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner is set to visit the crime scene later in the day.

France: Two dead, several injured after knife attack in Romans-sur-Isere00:40
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At least two people were killed, and several more injured, in a knife attack in Romans-sur-Isere, in south-eastern France, on Saturday.

According to reports, the attacker struck in multiple locations in the city centre, assaulting people seemingly at random in the street, in a tobacconists, in a butcher's shop, and in a supermarket, before being apprehended by the police outside a bakery.

Footage shows police in the street outside the butcher's shop, where the assailant, who reportedly told officers he was from Sudan, acquired a second knife in the course of his attack.

Investigations are underway, with the motive for the attack not yet clear according to the police.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner is set to visit the crime scene later in the day.

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