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18 Nov 2020 | 06:08 AM UTC

Emerging reports of stabbing incident in Le Port (Reunion) November 18

Emerging reports of stabbing incident in Rico Carpaye area of Le Port (Reunion) on November 18; maintain heightened vigilance

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Event

An unidentified assailant reportedly attacked an individual with a knife in the Rico Carpaye area of Le Port in Reunion on Wednesday, November 18. Security forces are searching for the assailant, who allegedly displayed possible Islamist extremist motivation during the assault; however, this claim is unverified. Further information is awaited. 

A heightened police presence is likely in the area while police continue their investigations.  

Advice

Those in the area are advised to monitor the situation and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

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