Louis de Raguenel and Europe1 .fr 14h47, 08 June 2023While a man attacked Thursday with a knife six people including four young children in Annecy, Europe 1 has obtained a recent note from the DGSI, dated May 5, 2023, which warns against the new modus operandi promoted by terrorist organizations.
A 31-year-old man attacked six people, including four young children, in the city of Annecy on Thursday. The attack was committed with a knife and two children are in absolute emergency. The attacker is currently in police custody where he expresses very confused motives regarding his attack.
Authorities alerted to this type of attack
Europe 1 has obtained a recent note from the DGSI, dated May 5, 2023, which warns against the new modus operandi promoted by terrorist organizations. There are testimonies of police officers fearing a return of knife attacks, which would help influence people before taking action. The intelligence of the Interior then alerted the authorities that same day against this type of attack.
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Since 2012, 71 attacks have been foiled by the DGCI. 271 people died due to terrorist acts on French territory and 1,200 people were injured.