At least six people, including four children메이저놀이터, have been injured in a stabbing attack in the southeastern French resort city of Annecy.

On Aug. 8 (local time), an assailant wielding a knife attacked children at a public playground near Lake Annecy in the French city of Annecy, wounding several children as young as three years old, according to Euronews and others.

Officials at the scene said two children and one adult were in critical condition. “(The assailant) went over to a stroller and started stabbing the child repeatedly,” said a witness at the scene.

Police shot the attacker in the leg, subdued him, and took him into custody, and are still trying to determine his motive.

The suspect, who was reportedly born in Syria in 1991, lived in Sweden for 10 years. He was later granted refugee status in Sweden and legally entered France, where he applied for a second asylum in November last year.

French President Emmanuel Macron called the attack “completely cowardly” and said on social media that “the whole country is in shock.” “How could a child be subjected to such a brutal attack,” Senate President Gérard Larcher wrote.

In the lower house of parliament in the capital, Paris, a minute’s silence was observed for the victims during a debate, BFMTV reported.

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