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PARIS — A third person has been detained in a anti-terrorism investigation in France over a knife attack south of Lyon that left two people dead, authorities said Sunday.
The third arrest was made Saturday night, and that all three of the suspects are Sudanese, the French anti-terror prosecutor’s office said.
The article goes on to state the following:
On Saturday, a man attacked residents with a knife in the small town of Romans-sur-Isere, injuring several people in addition to to the two fatalities. Residents, who were in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, were carrying out their permitted daily food shopping.
The incident is being treated as a terrorist attack by French authorities, ABC News reported.
From ABC News:
The assailant, of Sudanese nationality, was arrested “while he was kneeling on a sidewalk praying in the Arabic language.”
On site, Minister of Interior Christophe Castaner spoke of a “terrorist journey” before telling the press that the national anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office was currently assessing the situation and would decide whether or not to qualify the act as a terrorist act.
In a press release, the Counterterrorism Prosecutor’s office revealed that “handwritten documents with religious overtones in which the author of the lines complained in particular of living in a country of disbelievers” were found duringa search carried out at the suspect’s home.
DEADLY KNIFE ATTACK: A knife attack in France has left at least two people dead with French authorities saying that the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack. @tomllamasABC reports. https://t.co/Q1AFPj6K9h pic.twitter.com/z1aTCCXimN
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