A man attacked passers-by on the streets of Toulouse Wednesday afternoon before turning on four police officers who attempted to restrain him. A total of seven people, including three police were injured in the incident.
The alleged attacker, who was released from a psychiatric hospital in April according to La Depeche, attacked passers by on Avenue Frédéric Estèbe before police responded. He allegedly started to cry when the four officers finally managed to restrain him.
La Depeche reported that the man yelled “Allahu akbar” when carrying out the attack.
Three of the officers and four civilians were injured, according to RTL. Two were taken to Toulouse-Rangueil hospital. Additional police were sent to the area.