French policewoman stabbed by ex-prisoner on threat watch list


  • World
  • Friday, 28 May 2021

A French gendarme secures the area after an assailant stabbed and badly wounded a policewoman in La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, western France, May 28, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

CHAPELLE-SUR-ERDRE, France (Reuters) -A radicalised French ex-prisoner on a watch list of potential terrorist threats stabbed a policewoman inside her station in western France on Friday before being killed in a shoot-out with police, a government minister said.

The victim was seriously wounded but expected to survive, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.

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