In the municipality of Romans-sur-Isère in southeastern France, a man stabbed several people. At least two victims died. In addition, seven individuals were reported to have been injured, several of whom were seriously injured.
According to the mayor of the municipality, the stabbing took place around 11 am outside a bakery, where people were waiting in front of the door, and at various shops.
The police have arrested a suspect. According to French media, this is a man from Sudan aged 32 or 33. He would not be known to the police. Nothing is yet known about his motive. According to witnesses, the perpetrator randomly chose his victims.
French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner reports that the attack is under investigation. According to the French side Le Parisien the French anti-terrorism agency is involved in the investigation. The agency would search the home of the suspected perpetrator, among other things.
Romans-sur-Isère is located about 100 kilometers south of Lyon.