French prosecutors mentioned a knife assault on Friday that left one man lifeless and two girls injured in a park within the Paris space is being handled as terror-related.
In a press release Saturday, they mentioned investigations over the previous few hours revealed that the assailant, who was shot lifeless by police, had been radicalized and had ready the assault in Villejuif, within the southern suburbs of Paris.
They mentioned their investigations now justify a probe into “homicide and tried homicide in relation to a terrorist enterprise.”
Earlier Saturday, prosecutor Laure Beccuau described the assailant as a 22-year-old man with a protracted and severe psychiatric historical past.
Talking at a information convention, she mentioned he had transformed to Islam between Could and July 2019 and that he shouted “Allahu akbar” —”God is nice” in Arabic — a number of instances through the assault.
She added that investigators are additionally wanting into the assailant’s telephone calls and laptop tools. No confederate has been recognized.
Philippe Bugeaud, deputy director of the judicial police, mentioned a letter, particulars of which weren’t revealed, and several other books about Islam had been discovered within the assailant’s bag, together with some about Salafism, extensively thought-about to be a strict interpretation of Sunni Islam.
Two girls injured within the assault have been launched from the hospital.