Europe 1 with AFP / Photo credit: OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE / AFP 22:44 p.m., June 14, 2023

The man who attacked six people, including four young children, with a knife on the shores of Lake Annecy, has been transferred to a psychiatric hospital near Lyon, said two sources close to the case on Wednesday evening.

The Syrian refugee who stabbed last Thursday two adults and four children in Annecy has been transferred from the prison of Aiton (Savoie) to the psychiatric hospital of Vinatier in Bron, near Lyon, we learned Wednesday from sources close to the case.

He was transferred to the "specially equipped hospital unit (USHA) of Vinatier", in Bron near Lyon, said Wednesday evening to AFP two sources close to the file, confirming information from the JDD and franceinfo.

The vital prognosis of the six wounded is no longer engaged

Abdalmasih H. had been placed in an emergency protection cell of the Aiton penitentiary center, equipped to prevent suicides, after sowing terror Thursday morning in a park on the shores of Lake Annecy, attacking with a knife six people, including four very young children.

Mute since his arrest, he was indicted for "assassination attempts" and detained Saturday, without the investigation has yet made it possible to understand his gesture. After fleeing his war-torn country, Abdalmasih H. was granted permanent residence in Sweden at the end of 2013, where he was granted asylum, which gave him refugee status.

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At the time of the tragedy, he was "neither under the influence of drugs nor under the influence of alcohol," according to Annecy prosecutor Line Bonnet-Mathis. "No terrorist motivation appears at this stage," she said. Witnesses only heard him "talk about his wife and daughter and say the name of Jesus Christ" during the attack.

The vital prognosis of the six wounded, most of whom were hospitalized in absolute emergency after the attack, is no longer engaged, she said Saturday.