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Knife attack in Bordeaux: one dead and one seriously injured, terrorist motive ruled out

A knife attack left one dead and one injured. serious &agrav; Bordeaux Wednesday evening. The assailant was killed. shot dead by police.

A man attacked two people with a knife, this Wednesday April 10 in the evening, at Bordeaux (Gironde), in the Miroir d'eau sector, on the banks of the Garonne. One of the victims was' killed, the other seriously injured. Touched à his thigh and flank, his vital prognosis was confirmed. engaged, but his life was no longer in danger according to information from AFP late in the evening.

Called to the scene, the police fatally injured him. the author of the stabbings after having used their submachine gun. As he walked away, the ;#39;attacker would not have let go his knife &agrav; the approach of the police. "A police officer had a weapon, he shoté and the guy fell,” says a witness to the newspaper Sud-Ouest. 

The motivations of the attacker were unknown at the end of the evening. According to Le Figaro, which cited a police source, the The possibility of a brawl was favored. According to the South-West, the # 39;attacker would have blamed &agrav; his victims to "have a drink". The tone would have been raised; and the attacker then allegedly took out a knife.

The trail of the attack is dismissed

The terrorist trail seemed to have been ruled out on Wednesday evening. "No terrorist connotation at the moment. There were no a priori Islamist comments made by the author", indicated" &agrav; AFP a source close to the investigation. The agency confirmed that "the starting point" of the drama would be "a dispute linkedé &agrav; the alcohol consumption of the two stabbing victims. "There were no a priori Islamist remarks made by the author", also declared' a source close to the investigation.

The victims are of nationality Algerian. The person killed is around thirty years old, the injured person is around twenty years old. #39;years, was it specified? from a police source.

Passers crowded around the scene of the attack, but the perimeter was closed. quickly closed with an important safety device. Police cars and fire trucks were still on scene around 11 p.m.

The mayor of Bordeaux Pierre Hurmic announced; that he 'had "went there immediately to collect the information" adding that "the judicial investigation is underway." "Deeply shocked by by this knife attack on one of the most frequented places in Bordeaux, commented Nicolas Florian, municipal councilor and former mayor of the city.

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