Knife attack in Paris wounds three: Terrorism ruled out
Three people were wounded in a knife attack at Paris's Gare de Lyon rail station early on Saturday, with police dismissing terrorism as a motive.
Paris Police Chief Laurent Nunes, addressing the incident, mentioned the arrest of the suspected attacker, who exhibited signs of mental health issues. "We discovered medication on him, indicating he was receiving treatment," Nunes stated.
The area was quickly secured by French soldiers following the attack, which occurred on February 3, 2024. According to police, two victims sustained minor injuries, while a third was more seriously wounded but not in a life-threatening condition.
The assailant, holding Italian residence permits and residing in France legally, assaulted passengers using a knife and hammer. Although French media reported the attacker's origins as Malian, Nunes did not confirm these details.
Over the past decade, France has been the target of numerous Islamist militant attacks but has also experienced sporadic attacks by individuals with mental health issues.