Radicalized inmate stabs 2 prison guards in NW France: media

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, March 5, 2019
Adjust font size:

PARIS, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Two prison guards were wounded in a knife attack involving a radicalized detainee on Tuesday in Conde-sur-Sarthe in northwestern France, BFMTV news channel reported.

At around 09:45 local time, an inmate stabbed two jail officers when he was with his wife at the family unit where the prisoners could stay at least 48 hours with one of their family members.

He reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" when he attacked the two guards before he was hidden in the unit with his wife.

The attacker, who had been radicalized, seriously wounded one of the two guards in the belly and the head. Their situation was not critical, according to the report.

"We have a terrorist act that took place in prison," Yoann Karar, deputy secretary general of FO Penitentiary union told BFMTV.

In 2014, the attacker was jailed 30 years for public offences.

Paris prosecutor anti-terrorism office has opened a probe into the assault. Enditem

Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from China.org.cnMobileRSSNewsletter