The individual suspected of having stabbed a father in front of a Catholic school on Tuesday, May 10, was transferred at the end of his police custody and indicted for
"attempted intentional homicide"
of the Marseilles public prosecutor's office.
He was also imprisoned in accordance with the requisitions of the prosecution.
Seriously injured, the victim is still in intensive care with a very serious vital prognosis.
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Tuesday around 6 p.m., a 40-year-old father was stabbed ten times in the throat in the 13th arrondissement of Marseille, near the Sévigné Catholic school group.
The victim, a military radiologist at the Laveran hospital, was attacked for an unknown reason when he was about to return to his car parked about fifty meters from the school.
He was accompanied by two of his children aged 3 and 7, educated in kindergarten and CP in the Catholic school, which he had just recovered.
Her other daughter, just a few months old, was already in the car seat.
Sitting on a nearby bench, the attacker emerged from behind before attacking the father of the family, stabbing him several times in the chest.
Controlled and disarmed by four passers-by, the attacker was arrested by the police with a Swiss army knife in his possession.
This is Mohamed L., 23, born in Brignoles (Var).
This individual was known for a single drug use procedure dating from 2019.
Remarks with a religious connotation made by the suspect?
It was reported to the first-responder police, by the witnesses, that the defendant had declared to have acted in the name of God
(during the attack, editor's note)", can we read in an official document of the national police, dated Tuesday, May 10, which we consulted.
The investigations carried out at this stage do not make it possible to establish the motivations of his gesture.
Heard, the witnesses of the scene do not relate religious claims at the time of the passage to the act and the indicted has remained silent since his arrest
, ”wrote to us meanwhile the prosecution, Friday, May 13.
On the evening of the events, a police source told AFP that the terrorist hypothesis had been definitively ruled out by the investigators and that the attacker suffered from psychological disorders.
After searching the home of the author, we can definitely rule out the terrorist hypothesis
", detailed this source, specifying that there would be nothing to report on the religion or radicalization side.
From the same source, the parents of the aggressor had indicated that their son “
complained of psychiatric disorders for a few weeks, that he was on arrest for this reason, and that he had disappeared from the home for 48 hours
The suspect did not claim to belong to a terrorist organization.
“, confirms a police source.