Armed attack in Nice church

Armed attack in Nice church

The assailant, armed with a knife, has stabbed the priest several times and wounded a nun, the interior minister confirmed.

HOT APRIL 24. 2022 14:38

On Sunday, 24 April, at around 10 o’clock in the morning, a knife attack took place in the church of Saint-Pierre-d’Arene in Nice, south of France. The perpetrator entered the church, went straight to the priest and stabbed him several times. He went on to assault a 72-year-old nun, who suffered minor injuries to her hand.

Father Christophe, 52, originally from Poland, was stabbed in the chest about twenty times. The attacker is a 31-year-old man with bipolar disorder who has no criminal record, France3 writes.

His motive is still unclear, but authorities have ruled out the possibility of a terrorist attack, with the stabber reportedly shouting that Macron should be killed.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin took to Twitter to congratulate the police, who were quick to arrest the perpetrator, adding that the stabbed priest’s life is not in danger.

Eric Ciotti – an MP of the Republicans party in the Alpes-Maritimes region – visited the scene and condemned the horrific attack on the priest and the nun in a tweet.




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