Attacker of police officers with a knife in France found no connection with Islamists

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Attacker of police officers with a knife in France found no connection with Islamists

The attacker in Avignon, France, with a knife on the police, suffered from a mental disorder and was not associated with Islamic radicals. BFM TV reports.

For several hours, the national anti-terrorist prosecutor's office conducted proceedings. As a result, the Islamist trail was completely refuted, and the attacker did not actually shout “Allahu Akbar!” He wore a jacket bearing the emblem of the far-right group Defend Europe (“Defend Europe”) and, according to some reports, raised his hand in a Nazi salute.

The attack took place on October 29 at about 11:15 am local time (13:15 Moscow time). At first, the man threatened passers-by with a knife, then tried to attack the police officers who arrived at the scene.

The Avignon incident occurred two hours after the attack near the Notre-Dame-de-Nice church in Nice. In the first attack, at least three people were injured and died. The attacker was detained.

Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi called the attack a terrorist act. He also noted that the incident took place 13 days after the teacher was beheaded in a suburb of Paris.

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