After being held in a cell equipped to prevent suicides, Abd al-Masih H., the Syrian refugee who attacked children with a knife in a garden, was transferred to a medical unit near Lyon.
Judicial sources said, on Wednesday, that the Syrian refugee who was stabbed last week in a park on the banks of Lake Annecy in the French Alps, six people, including four children, was transferred from a prison to a mental institution near the city of Lyon.
The sources told AFP that the accused, Abdel-Masih H. He was transferred to the well-equipped Vinatier Medical Unit in Bron, near Lyon (Central-East).
The authorities had placed Abd al-Masih in pre-trial detention in Aiton prison in the Savoie region, where he was held in a cell equipped to prevent suicides, and he was shouting, “Kill me, kill me!”
The accused was arrested after sowing terror Thursday morning in a park located on the shores of Lake Annecy, where he stabbed six people, two adults and four young children.
Following his arrest, charges of “attempted murder” were brought against him and he was placed in pre-trial detention, without the investigation so far making it possible to understand the motives for his behavior.
And after he fled his country, which was mired in war, Abdul Masih H. At the end of 2013 he obtained a permanent residence permit in Sweden, where he was granted asylum.
Anney’s prosecutor, Lynne Bonnet-Mathes, confirmed that at the time of the attack the accused was “neither under the influence of drugs nor under the influence of alcohol”. “At the moment, no terrorist motive has emerged,” she added.
When he carried out his attack, eyewitnesses heard him mentioning his wife and daughter and speaking in the name of Jesus Christ. On Saturday, the Public Prosecutor confirmed that the lives of the six wounded were no longer in danger.