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Knife-Wielding Man Stabbed Six People In Annecy, France


A British girl who was one four young children stabbed at a playground in France was on holiday with her family, authorities have confirmed. 

The child has been taken to a hospital in Grenoble where she is in a critical condition following the attack in Annecy on Thursday morning. 

In the last hour, a prosecutor has confirmed a Dutch child and two from France were also targeted by the knife-wielding suspect, who was arrested. The children are aged between 22 months and three and all suffered life-threatening injuries.

French Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne said the suspect had neither a criminal or psychiatric record and authorities say there is no evidence of a terrorist motive.

Ms Borne has confirmed the man is a Syrian national who had refugee status in Sweden. According to media reports, he shouted “in the name of Jesus Christ” twice during the rampage.

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