A female police officer became the latest victim of a Muslim stabbing Tuesday as she was slashed in the throat outside a police station in Toulouse, France, local media reported.
It was the latest in a string of dozens of such attacks in recent months across Europe.
As with most of the other attacks, it was immediately dismissed by authorities as being carried out by a “mentally sick” man. The suspect, a native of Algeria, tried to grab the officer’s weapon and when the attempt failed, he took a knife and slashed her throat.
The officer, whose condition is unknown, was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries.
The attack took place in the Rempart Saint-Etienne prefecture of Toulouse. The assailant, 31, had a psychiatric disorder and attacked the officer because she “represented France,” La Depeche du Midi news outlet reported, adding that the attacker was of Algerian origin.
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The knife attack in France comes just three days after a 26-year-old man has been detained after stabbing a picnicking couple in western Germany, as WND reported Monday.
The victims said he was shouting “Allahu Akbar!” as he stabbed them.
And, exactly as has been the pattern in a multitude of recent stabbing sprees across Europe, the Muslim perpetrator is being handled as a psychiatric case.
Oberhausen police say the suspect was overpowered by one of his victims, a 57-year-old man who was seriously injured in the late Saturday attack. The other victim, a 66-year-old woman, suffered life-threatening injuries, Fox News reported.