A Saudi man was arrested after attacking a guard at Jeddah’s French consulate with a pointy device on Thursday, Saudi state media mentioned.
The stabbing assault resulted in minor accidents and the guard was moved to a hospital, state media added.
The French embassy in Saudi Arabia condemned the assault calling it “flagrant”.
“We specific our belief in Saudi authorities to disclose the circumstances behind the assault, in addition to to make sure the safety of French property and the French group in Saudi Arabia,” the assertion mentioned.
International leaders are responding to the alleged terror assault in Good, France, pledging solidarity with the town and condemning the violence that has left a minimum of three folks useless.
The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, mentioned on Twitter he was “deeply shocked and saddened by the information of the horrific assault in Good.” He added: “This ache is felt by all of us in Europe.”
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez additionally tweeted his “deep sympathy and solidarity in direction of the sufferer of the assault.” He added we’re “united in face of terror and hatred.”
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte additionally tweeted his condolences in each Italian and French, ending his message by saying “We’re united!”
The French Council of the Muslim Religion has condemned the knife assault within the metropolis of Good which left three folks useless.
“I strongly condemn the terrorist assault that happened close to the Notre-Dame Basilica in Good. As an indication of mourning and solidarity with the victims and their households, I name on the Muslims of France to cancel all of the Mawlid festivities,” the council tweeted.
Mawlid is well known by some Muslims to mark the birthday of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed.
France’s anti-terror prosecutor has taken on the investigation into the knife assault in Good, a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned.
The knife assault happened within the neighborhood of the town’s essential church, the Notre Dame Basilica.
Good is situated on France’s southern coast, close to Monaco and the border with Italy.
Three folks at the moment are confirmed useless – together with one girl who was “decapitated” – following a terror assault within the French metropolis of Good, the mayor Christian Estrosi has mentioned.
“Evidently, in keeping with the primary findings of the police, the girl who was contained in the church has been decapitated. For the opposite victims, we can’t say something for the time being,” he instructed BFM TV.
French President Emmanuel Macron will journey to Good on Thursday after taking part in a disaster assembly on the Inside Ministry, the Elysee Palace has mentioned.
The nation’s Prime Minister Jean Castex led lawmakers in a second of silence on the Nationwide Meeting on Thursday morning after information of the incident broke.
The mayor of Good, Christian Estrosi, wrote on Twitter that he has spoken with Macron over the telephone this morning, including that the President handed on his because of native police.
Two folks have been killed and a 3rd is in a life-threatening situation after a knife assault within the French metropolis of Good, in keeping with native mayor Christian Estrosi.
“At this second, we’ve got, with none doubt, two useless contained in the church, in a horrible means,” Estrosi mentioned.
Video from the scene posted to social media confirmed emergency providers responding to the incident.
Medics are “making an attempt every little thing to avoid wasting the lifetime of a 3rd sufferer who was capable of flee,” Estrosi mentioned.
He mentioned the attacker was shot by police, however is alive.
Mayor Christian Estrosi mentioned the attacker has been taken into custody.
“I’m on the scene with the police who arrested the attacker. All the things factors to a terrorist assault,” Estrosi tweeted Thursday morning.
France’s Inside Minister Gérald Darmanin mentioned he was chairing a disaster assembly on the ministry in response to the assault.
There isn’t any official data but on the situation of victims.