On Thursday, an United States Citizen was stabbed several times in France while taking photographs of some street art in the downtown area of Montreuil, which is known for its graffiti. The Korea embassy had issued a statement warning its citizens against visiting the neighborhood after some men robbed a bus full of tourists before trying to set the thing on fire, so obviously, this neighborhood is pretty rough.
A migrant, who arrived recently to the country, stabbed her repeatedly from behind. This man has been identified as homeless of foreign origin with a big blood-stained knife in his hand. The man was incoherent and could not give a reason as to what initiated his attack extremely sudden violent attack.
She collapsed after having her carotid artery sliced, but were unable to resuscitate the victim. The strange man was living in a nearby vacant lot to where the unfortunate attack occurred.
According to Le Parisien, the woman collapsed immediately when a homeless man stabbed her in the back several times and sliced her carotid artery at just before 4 pm on Thursday. Emergency services arrived quickly on the scene but were unable to resuscitate the victim.
“I heard a woman’s cry, then saw an older man leave the Rue Marcel-Dufriche with a big knife in his hand,” said the manager of a store located close to the crime scene.
He told the newspaper: “[The assailant] threatened passers-by and was going back and forth between the victim and the [graffiti-covered] wall of the Halle Marcel-Dufriche. The police arrived very quickly.” Officers found the knifeman, who is of foreign origin, “in an alcove next to the crime scene, with a blood-stained knife in his hand” and took him into police custody.
The judicial police in charge of the case said the suspect made incoherent remarks, and that his reason for launching the attack is unknown. According to police sources, the man “was living in a vacant lot nearby”, and had “arrived recently in France”. At the time of the deadly attack, which Le Parisien called “as sudden as it was violent”, the American was taking photographs of “street art” in the downtown area of Montreuil which is known for its graffiti.