French troopers shot the person to dying after the assaults and authorities had been working to find out if he had hyperlinks to Islamic extremism.
Inside Minister Gerard Collomb, who went to Marseille to satisfy with native authorities and troops on the scene, stated police have video that reveals the person attacking a lady and operating away, then coming again and attacking a second lady.
The video reveals the person operating towards troopers who had been speeding to Marseille’s Saint Charles prepare station. The troopers fatally shot him and each girls died of their accidents, Collomb stated.
Some witnesses reported listening to the assailant shout “Allahu akbar!” Arabic for “God is nice,” Collomb stated.
The Paris prosecutor’s workplace, which oversees all terror instances in France, stated it had opened a counterterrorism investigation into the Marseille assault.
The IS-linked Aamaq information company stated in a press release Sunday evening that the assailant was performing in response to IS calls to focus on nations within the U.S.-led coalition preventing IS extremists in Syria and Iraq.
The assertion didn’t present particulars or proof of a direct hyperlink to the attacker. France has been a part of the anti-IS coalition since 2014 and has been repeatedly focused by IS assaults.
Police sources instructed The Related Press that one of many victims was stabbed and one had her throat slit. The officers spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t approved to talk publicly in regards to the investigation.
Collomb declined to supply any particulars in regards to the suspect or determine the victims.
Earlier this month, 4 American faculty college students had been attacked with acid on the similar Marseille prepare station. French authorities stated the feminine assailant who doused the 4 Boston School college students was affected by a psychological sickness.
French President Emmanuel Macron stated he was “deeply outraged” by Sunday’s “barbarous” knife assault. In a tweet, Macron paid tribute to the French troopers who responded “with cool heads and effectivity.”
The French authorities this month determined to take care of the navy pressure of seven,000 troopers that was created to guard delicate websites after the lethal extremist assaults of 2015.
The Saint Charles prepare station was evacuated and closed for a number of hours after the assault, and Marseille police warned folks to keep away from the world. The prepare station was partially reopened within the late afternoon.