Macron to meet victims’ families after knife attack on Children

Macron to meet victims’ families after knife attack on Children

President Emmanuel Macron is to meet the people injured in the knife attack on several small children at a park in eastern France.

The man attacked four small children and two adults with a knife in a playground in Annecy, a city in the French Alps.

President Emmanuel Macron is to meet the people injured in the knife attack on several small children at a park in eastern France.

Together with his wife Brigitte, he would also meet the families and those who provided assistance to the victims, the Élysée Palace said on Friday morning.

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Macron called Thursday’s attack “absolutely cowardly.” “The nation is in shock,” he wrote on Twitter.

The man attacked four small children and two adults with a knife in a playground in Annecy, a city in the French Alps.

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The perpetrator critically injured three of them before security forces arrested him. The judiciary is investigating him for attempted murder. The investigators do not believe there was a terrorist motive for the attack.

A man reacts in front of flowers and candles for the victims of a stabbing attack that occured the day before in the ‘Jardins de l’Europe’ parc in Annecy, French Alps, on June 9, 2023. A man armed with a knife stabbed four preschool children and injured two adults by a lake in the French Alps on June 8 in an attack that sent shock waves through the country. The suspect is a Syrian in his early 30s who was granted refugee status in Sweden in April, a police source told AFP. He was arrested at the scene. (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE/AFP via Getty Images)

Macron to meet victims’ families after knife attack on Children

The authorities say that the perpetrator is Syrian. He lived in Sweden for several years and came to France only a few months ago. The man was informed last Sunday that his asylum application in France had been rejected because he had already been granted asylum in Sweden, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said.

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