The assault was particularly violent.
Sunday afternoon, a mother was walking with her three-year-old child in a stroller, rue des Saules in Blagnac, near Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), when one or more men attacked her, around 4:15 p.m.
In a few seconds, she was hit three times with a knife, reports La Dépêche du midi.
According to France Bleu, no witness witnessed the attack.
But "passers-by, visibly shocked, warn the police and the emergency services", according to the regional daily.
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When they arrived there, the firefighters took charge of her and found that she was seriously injured by stab wounds.
She suffers from numerous deep wounds: to the abdomen, back and neck.
The victim was transferred in absolute urgency to Rangeuil hospital, his vital prognosis is engaged.
The suspect (s) are still at large
The Toulouse public prosecutor's office opened an investigation and entrusted the investigations to the judicial police.
CCTV footage is being viewed by investigators.
The perpetrator (s) managed to escape and are currently wanted by the police.
The victim's child was entrusted to an emergency service of the departmental council.
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Last summer, a 42-year-old man was also attacked with a stab in the middle of the street in Toulouse, during an altercation with a young man who allegedly harassed his daughter.