Knifeman 'shouts Allahu Akbar' before stabbing two people to death

Crazed knifeman ‘shouts Allahu Akbar’ before stabbing two people to death and injuring ‘at least seven others’ outside a bakery in France

  • The suspect knifed ‘at least nine people’ in Romans-sur-Isère, southern France
  • The attack comes on France’s third week of lockdown due to the coronavirus
  • The suspect – a Sudanese national in his thirties – was arrested at the scene 

A crazed knifeman stabbed two people to death and injured seven others outside a bakery in France.

The assailant is said to have shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before knifing ‘at least nine people’ who were queuing to go into the bakery in Romans-sur-Isère, southern France, local media reports.

The attack comes on France’s third week of lockdown due to the coronavirus, which has killed more than 6,500 people in the country alone.

The suspect – a Sudanese national in his thirties – was arrested at the scene.

France’s National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office is investigating, The Mirror reports.

Under France’s strict lockdown, all residents must stay inside except for essential outside such as shopping or going to the doctor.

The country has more than 83,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and upwards of 6,500 died from the bug. 

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