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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 09:35 PM

Knifeman in southern France kills 2 in attack on passersby

Source: AP

By THOMAS ADAMSON

PARIS (AP) — A man wielding a knife attacked residents of a French town while they ventured out to shop amid a coronavirus lockdown Saturday, killing two people and wounding eight others, authorities said.

Police later arrested the assailant nearby, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said, thanking shopkeepers for their help. Castaner said authorities were studying whether to qualify the attack in the town of Romans-sur-Isere as an act of terrorism.

While more investigating is needed, “it seems that all the risks have been neutralized” because of a quick police intervention, Castaner told reporters at the scene south of the city of Lyon.

Two people were killed and eight injured, he said. French media reported that three were in critical condition.



Police officers investigate after a man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in the town under lockdown, Saturday April 4, 2020 in Romans-sur-Isere, southern France. The alleged attacker was arrested by police nearby, shortly after the attack. Prosecutors did not identify him. They said he had no documents but claimed to be Sudanese and to have been born in 1987. (AP Photo)


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Omaha Steve Apr 4 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 4 #1
Stuart G Apr 4 #2
Aristus Apr 4 #3
Stuart G Apr 4 #4
greenjar_01 Apr 5 #5
Initech Apr 6 #6

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 10:11 PM

1. Weird photo. Seems to show inept police.


The leftmost full suit person has their nose out of their mask.

The next person to the right seems to have one shoe covered and the other not.

Some wear hoods up and some not.

Some wear shoe covers and some not.

Not sure if the wardrobe is to preserve evidence or to protect from Covid, but it seems to fail either way.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:25 PM

2. 2 killed, 8 injured...If this nutcase were in the U.S....it would not have been a knife,

but a high powered gun. Hard to imagine, but that is what happens here. And the numbers would have been much higher..or, maybe some kind of rifle..Yes, this was very bad, but we have seen much worse. And that says a lot about availability of guns & rifles in the good old U.S.A.

Sandy Hook -26 dead
Las Vegas shooting. 59 dead - 413 injured.
etc..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:32 PM

3. Absolutely true.

But it will never register with the "Well, why don't we just ban knives then?" crowd...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:42 PM

4. Yes, you hit the trigger right on the head..

That crowd doesn't have a clue..It just happens over and over again. And likely will happen again.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:08 AM

5. Obla-di obla-da life goes on oooohhh

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 01:09 AM

6. Oh there will be civil unrest coming as a result of these lockdowns.

This is just the beginning. Expect things to escalate in the coming weeks.

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