A Muslim man stabbed a mother and her three daughters in the south of France on Tuesday because they were not dressed appropriately, according to French media who claim the man is a Muslim from Morocco.
The attacker went after the 46-year-old mom and her daughters as they were eating breakfast in a cafe’ located in the French town of Garda-Colombe. The attacker tried to escape after the stabbing, but French police tracked him down and made the arrest.
Police say that the motive for the attack is vague, but the suspect reportedly made references to the victims being “too lightly dressed.”
The youngest daughter, aged 8, suffered a punctured lung and had to be airlifted to a local hospital — she is listed in critical condition. The mother sustained an injury to her sternum and was expected to survive.
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