The scene took place on the shores of Lake Annecy. A man armed with a knife injured six people, two adults and four young children, this Thursday morning, before being arrested by the police, according to the latest assessment of the prefecture of Haute-Savoie. "When it affects children, we are touched deep within ourselves and the country is in shock," Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said in a speech on the spot. While an investigation has been opened for murder, initial elements have already been communicated on the identity of the very young victims.
All four children have their life-threatening prognosis engaged
Among the six victims were four children aged between 22 months and 3 years, including a young British man and a young Dutch man. These are "tourists" visiting Annecy. All children have their vital prognosis engaged, said the mayor of the city, François Astorg.
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Thirty people in shock
Regarding the adults, one of the two was more lightly wounded with a knife. The other adult was also stabbed and was injured by a police firearm. A total of 37 people are in psychological shock. They were taken to a building next to the scene of the tragedy.