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, June 14 from sources close to the case.

He was transferred to the "specially equipped hospital unit (USHA) of Vinatier", said these same sources, confirming information from the JDD and France Info.

Abdalmasih H. had been placed in an emergency protection cell at the Aiton penitentiary centre, equipped to prevent suicides, after spreading terror on 8 June in a park on the shores of Lake Annecy, attacking six people, including four very young children, with knives.

No narcotics, no alcohol

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.

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.

With AFP

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