One individual has died and another has been injured after being stabbed this Saturday in a shopping center in Claye-Souilly, in the north of France, apparently due to a dispute. The suspect has been arrested.
The deceased is a salesman in a Bouygues Telecom store, according to sources quoted by French television BFMTV. The person was 18 years old and the other seller who was injured was 20. The prefecture of the Police in the department of Seine and Marne has reported a “public safety incident” at the mall.
The 62-year-old suspect came to the phone store to raise a “trade dispute” and asked for an “refund he did not receive”. He left unsatisfied and returned shortly after armed with a knife and stabbed two vendors “at heart level”.
The attacker, a Senegalese national, is slightly injured, explained the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin. The two people who intervened to neutralize the suspect are two off-duty police officers, one of them a police officer and the other, a prison officer, according to the police source cited by BFMTV.
The suspect is in an irregular situation in France and has a history of drug offenses.
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