The Syrian refugee detained in the stabbing of six people including four young children in the French Alpine town of Annecy has been charged with “attempted murder”, a prosecutor said on Saturday.
Abdalmasih H. “did not wish to speak” during his 48 hours in police custody nor before the magistrates leading the investigation, public prosecutor Line Bonnet-Mathis told a press conference.
After two psychiatric evaluations, Abdalmasih H. was deemed “compatible with police custody”, she said, adding doctors determined he did not suffer from delusions.
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However, she added that it was too early to diagnose or rule out other psychological pathologies at this stage.
The victims of Thursday’s attack at a playground in the idyllic lakeside town popular with tourists were no longer in a life-threatening condition, Bonnet-Mathis said.
The children, aged between 22 months and three years, were initially hospitalised in a serious condition, while one adult was also seriously injured and another lightly injured.
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