The Eiffel Tower, October 18.
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Two women were assaulted on Sunday in Paris.
Seriously injured, they were taken to hospital in absolute urgency, with no life-threatening prognosis.
"At this stage of the investigations, there is nothing to support the thesis of a racist motive or linked to the wearing of the veil", confides a source close to the file to
What happened on Sunday evening, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, in the heart of Paris?
The story of an assault on two young women has been circulating on social networks since Monday evening.
“Yesterday evening on the Champs de Mars, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, two women were stabbed, they were wearing the headscarf.
They are said to be in critical condition today, ”a Facebook user announced in a post shared more than 1,600 times since its publication on Monday.
This message, which is accompanied by several documents, has been relayed tens of thousands of times on Twitter by several accounts.
Two women were indeed assaulted Sunday evening, around 8 p.m., in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, learns
On the other hand, "at this stage of the investigations, there is nothing to support the thesis of a racist motive or linked to the wearing of the veil", confides to us a source close to the matter.
According to a police report, consulted by
, it all started when the two victims were annoyed by two dogs running free on the Champs de Mars.
A dispute then broke out between the walkers and the two owners of the animals, two highly alcoholic women.
One of them suddenly stabs the victims before fleeing.
The two women, seriously injured, are taken by the Samu to the hospital in absolute urgency, with no vital prognosis involved.
Later, the accomplice of the woman suspected of having carried out the stab wounds returned to the place where she was arrested before being taken into police custody.
The weapon used was not found.
An investigation was opened, entrusted to the police station of the 7th arrondissement, specifies the police headquarters in a press release.
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