Two women assaulted in France by a man with a hammer who shouted “Allahu Akbar”.
By Ben Ariel Canada – Arutz Sheva
Two women were assaulted in France on Friday by a man with a hammer who shouted “Allahu Akbar”, Fox News reported.
In a separate incident, a knife-wielding man attacked a French soldier, according to the report.
In Chalon-sur-Saone, two women were injured when they were attacked by a man with a hammer. Onlookers said the man shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the incident.
Police said they were searching for the suspect.
Gilles Platret, the mayor of Chalon-sur-Saone, wrote on his Facebook, “The police forces launched a vast search operation of an individual who this morning committed two assaults on Chalonnais, wounding them with a hammer, which explains why a helicopter of the gendarmerie is currently turning over our town.”
The motive for the incident is not yet known.
Earlier Friday, according to Fox News, a knife-wielding assailant tried to attack a soldier in a large Paris subway interchange. The assailant was quickly arrested and no one was injured.
The Paris prosecutor’s office said counterterrorism investigators have opened a probe into the incident at the Chatelet station in central Paris, based on a preliminary examination of the attacker’s background and the method and target of the attack.
France has been under a heightened terror alert and has suffered numerous attacks in recent years.
Last month, at least six French soldiers were injured after a car rammed into them in Paris’s Levallois-Perret suburb.
In February, a knife-wielding terrorist attacked French soldiers at the Louvre.
Last July, a terrorist rammed into pedestrianscelebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 people and injuring over 100.