A 37 year old man was assaulted at knifepoint Tuesday morning a wife and three daughters in a holiday village near Lagrand Laragne (Hautes-Alpes), before being placed in police custody.
“the motive of the attack is very unclear,” he told AFP Raphael Balland, prosecutor Gap . “No religious connotation word has been pronounced,” he also said a source close to the investigation.
The mother 46 years and her three daughters, aged 8 to 14 years, have was taken to hospital. One of the girls is in absolute emergency and was airlifted to Grenoble hospital, she added. The other three victims were hospitalized at Gap.
According to a local official, contacted by “L’Observateur”, the perpetrator acted because of the attire of the three children.
What has happened?
the attack took place at family resort (VVF) Lagrand, close to Laragne . The suspect, a 37 year old from the Paris region, fled after being given several blows with a knife to his victims but was caught two reservists police after the plane Sparrowhawk was triggered, said the “Dauphiné Libéré”.
He was placed in custody on the premises of the Research Gap brigade. He was on vacation with his wife and children at VVF Lagrand as victims, according to a source close to the investigation.
“The nature of the weapon to be determined,” said the attorney.
a medico-psychological emergency cell has been established with a doctor and four psychologists for 180 people, also reported the “Dauphiné”.
According to our information, a crisis meeting to be held at the municipal gym Laragne- Montéglin between the prosecutor, the prefect and the Lieutenant General David Galtier, the boss of constable Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur.
A press conference will be held in the afternoon.