A French local prosecutor said today, Saturday, that it was decided to place the suspect in a knife attack that injured 4 children and two pensioners in the town of Annecy, in southeastern France, the day before yesterday, Thursday, in detention.
Township Prosecutor Lynn Bonnet Mathis said the suspect is under formal investigation for attempted murder and using a weapon to resist arrest.
The plaintiff added in a press conference that the injured are no longer in a life-threatening condition.
Pictures broadcast on French television showed the suspect being carried by police on a stretcher to a black car waiting at the back door of the police station.
Reuters pictures also showed the black car and several police cars leaving the police station.
The suspect – a 31-year-old Syrian refugee – is under investigation for attempted murder, and the public prosecutor said there was still no indication that terrorism was the attacker’s motive.
A video recording revealed that the suspect chanted “the name of Christ” twice in English while carrying out the attack.