Three people were injured in a knife attack in Hall 3 of Gare de Lyon station on Saturday morning, police said. Le Figaro.
Two of them were injured in a moderately serious condition, while the third was seriously injured and is receiving treatment in intensive care. It is not yet known whether his life is in danger.
The perpetrator of the knife attack, named Kossogue S, was initially arrested by bystanders before railway police intervened, who then handed him over to the police. The man had a hammer and a knife. According to police information, there are no religious reasons behind this act, but rather mental problems are suspectedHe was found in possession of medications suitable for treating psychological illnesses.
The alleged perpetrator of the attack was arrested, and his motives remain unknown.
Financial immigrant from #Garydillion Had an Italian residence permit (LCI)
– He managed to cross France with a huge hammer and a knife on him without being arrested
– He bought (with what money?) this equipment in Paris without arousing the slightest suspicion pic.twitter.com/3EviiGcJ09
– Arpege LA (@ArpegeLA1931) February 3, 2024
The 32-year-old Malian presented an Italian driving license to police after his arrest. The man allegedly set fire to his bag after attacking the three victims. According to information, he suffers from psychological problems.
In early December, one person was killed and two others were injuredWhen a man attacked passers-by in central Paris. The perpetrator still carried a knife and hammer.
The dead man was a German citizen, and the attacker was a 26-year-old French citizen who was known to the security services. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said at the time: The attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” and told the police that he was upset. Because “many Muslims are dying in Afghanistan and Palestine.” He added that the suspect spent four years in prison after being convicted in 2016 of planning another attack.
(Cover photo: French soldiers secure the area after a man with a knife injured several people at the Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, France, February 3, 2024. Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Templateout/Reuters)