Two killed after stabbing in Paris

Two killed after stabbing in Paris

A man with psychiatric problems fatally stabbed his mother and sister in the Paris suburb of Trappes

A third person has been seriously as well according to French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb.

The 36-year-old launched his attack in a street in broad daylight before taking refuge in a house. He was shot dead by police when he ran towards them in a threatening way, the minister said.

 

“It appears the criminal had serious psychiatric problems,” Collomb told reporters in Trappes.

“He was known (to police) for advocating terrorism but it seems he was a disturbed person rather than someone who could respond to calls for action from terrorist organisations like Daesh,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

Collomb said counter-terrorism prosecutors were not at this stage in charge of the investigation but were following it closely.

Trappes is a low-income town located in Paris’ affluent western suburbs. Dozens of radicalised youths from the town of about 30,000 habitants have left for Syria.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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