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03 Feb 2020 | 11:49 AM UTC

France: Knife-wielding assailant arrested after wounding officer in Dieuze (Moselle department) February 3

Knife-wielding assailant arrested after stabbing and wounding officer in gendarmerie in Dieuze (Moselle department) on February 3; suspected motive not immediately reported



A knife-wielding assailant was arrested soon after stabbing and wounding an officer in a gendarmerie in Dieuze (Moselle department) on Monday afternoon (local time), February 3. The suspected motive for the attack was not immediately reported.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours.  


Individuals in Dieuze are advised to monitor developments and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.