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Stabbing in France critically injures 4 children, shocking country

By Aurelien Breeden

08 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. A knife-wielding man stabbed four children and two adults in the town of Annecy in southeastern France.

PARIS — A knife-wielding man stabbed four children and two adults at a park and a playground in southeastern France on Thursday, in an attack that horrified the country and that President Emmanuel Macron called “absolutely cowardly.”

Authorities said that a suspect, a Syrian asylum-seeker who arrived in France last fall, had been arrested in the attack, which took place in Annecy, a city of about 130,000 people in the French Alps. Most of the wounded were hospitalized with critical injuries.

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