Knife Jihad in Le Mans

Another day, another Afghan running amok with a knife, this time in the French city of Le Mans. It turns out that the unfortunate knife-wielding “youth” is afflicted with — wait for it — mental illness.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the regional daily Ouest-France:

Le Mans — Two men wounded in knife attack, one person arrested

Early this afternoon, Wednesday, July 27 at Le Mans (Sarthe), emergency personnel and police intervened at the Greffier Bridge. According to our information, two people sustained knife wounds. The alleged attacker, a 32-year-old man, was arrested.

We have learned more about the police arrest near the Greffier Bridge in Le Mans on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

According to our information, a 32-year-old man was arrested by police at about 2:30pm, thanks in particular to the help of passersby. He is suspected of wounding two men, whom he did not previously know, with a knife. Their condition is not critical. The two victims were transported to the central hospital operating room in Le Mans.

Alleged attacker hospitalized

The alleged attacker, originally from Afghanistan, was also taken to the hospital due to his psychiatric condition. His motivation remains to be determined. The investigators are being cautious, notably due to the mental condition of the subject.

The two ends of the bridge facing the Palace of Congress and Culture, were still blocked at5:30 pm, as was part of the Amiral-Lalande dock. Some police officers from the local territorial Judiciary Police (DTPJ) of Angers are at the scene, as are the technical and scientific police from the Le Mans police headquarters. Numbered markers have been placed at two spots on the bridge: under the Statue of Flight, and near the intersection of Demorieux Boulevard and Paul-Courboulay Street.

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