The Public Prosecution stated that the motives of the attacker, who spent the night in police custody, are still vague at this stage, “without a clear terrorist motive.”
Lynne Bonnet Mathis, the public prosecutor in the French city of Annecy, announced that the Syrian refugee who stabbed six people, including four young children, in a park in Annecy, has been charged with “attempted murder” and “rebellion with a weapon” and has been remanded in custody.
Speaking about the condition of the injured, the Public Prosecutor said: “The six physically injured victims were provided with medical care. So we have four children and two adults. So far, none of the injured suffer from a serious medical diagnosis. All the injured have been examined by the forensic doctor.” “.
The Public Prosecutor added that the Office of the Public Prosecutor in Annecy opened today a judicial investigation into two main charges, namely attempted assassination and rebellion by arms, and the two cases were placed before two investigative judges of the Annecy Judicial Court. The prosecution requested that the accused be placed in detention, and he was brought to trial before two investigative judges, where he was interrogated about the charges against him, but he did not want to speak before the judges.
The judiciary had ordered the extension of the arrest of Abd al-Masih Hanoune, the perpetrator of the knife attack that wounded six people, including four young children, Thursday, in Annecy, in eastern France. A source close to the investigation said that the condition of the accused “allows him to be detained” after undergoing a psychological examination.
The Public Prosecution office stated that the motives of the attacker, who spent the night in police custody, are still vague at this stage, “without a clear terrorist motive.”
The man, born in 1991, was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He has been in Annecy, without a fixed address, since the fall of 2022. The knife attack, which took place in broad daylight in a crowded park in the city near a lake, sparked great resentment in France.