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Attack in the metro in Lyon: what we know about the suspect with a “charged” psychiatric profile

The author of the knife attack that occurred in the Lyon metro on Sunday was arrested. arrested. His custody à This view is lifted this Monday, May 27 because it is incompatible with his state of health, in particular his psychological profile.

His custody à view was é lifted. The author of the knife attack which took place on line B of the Lyon metro, in the 7th arrondissement, on Sunday May 26 around 2:30 p.m. , will be taken to a psychiatric service according to information from BFMTV. The individual, a Moroccan âg&eac; aged 27, had been arrested by the anti-crime brigade and placed on guard &agrav; view Sunday afternoon. The latter was é lifted this Monday, May 27 due to an incompatibility medical. 

The Lyon public prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into "attempted voluntary homicide" after the attack which left four injured, including two serious, between the Debourg and Jean Jaurès stations.

Terrorist act or gesture of an imbalance ?

The knife attack in Lyon was not carried out claimed as a terrorist act by its perpetrator or another entity at the moment and 'there is no item' making it possible to accredit the trail of terrorist motivation, clarified a police source à AFP. If the terrorist hypothesis is not favored, the investigators have not indicated having it completely ruled out. During his arrest, the suspect did not express his feelings. of demands after his action and he had not had any disagreements with metro passengers before being violent according to ;s a source cited by Franceinfo.

The profile of the suspect and perpetrator of the attack is being established. The man "is unknown from the files" police services, particularly those of intelligence, said the Rhône prefecture in a press release. But "he was the subject of several hospitalizations due to psychiatric problems,” the prefecture in a press release. Prefect Fabienne Buccio indicated that during a press briefing that the individual 'has made several visits to several psychiatric hospitals in several regions" also indicatedé Fabienne Buccio. According to her, the suspect "does not present a particular profile other than a fairly heavy psychiatric profile".

If the man is unknown to the police, he is unknown to the administration since he does what he does. subject to an obligation to leave French territory (OQTF) pronounced by the Vienna prefecture in 2022 declared the prefect of Rhône who says she ignores the reasons for the non-execution of the OQTF.

Four victims including two serious

The knife attack in the Lyon metro left four people injured on Sunday May 26. Two people were arrested. affected in the thorax and abdomen and were in absolute emergency when the emergency services intervened, but without their vital prognosis being compromised. The third victim was killed. injured in the arm and a fourth person was injured. more lightly injured according to the Rhône prefecture. Many witnesses to the scene, uninjured but shocked, were killed. supported "by a psychological support unit".

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116