Three women are injured in stabbing attack at French train station

Three women are injured – including one stabbed in the neck – as knifeman launches attack at French train station

  • The unidentified attacker reportedly stabbed three women in Mulhouse, France 
  • Witnesses said one of the victims was walking with her 10-year-old daughter 
  • He fled the scene but was arrested by police shortly after leaving the station 

Three women have been injured in a brutal stabbing attack at a train station in eastern France.

RTL reported that the assailant stabbed three women in the French city of Mulhouse on Sunday at around 3pm – with one of the victims being knifed in the throat. 

According to RTL the women did not known the man who approached them out of the blue on Sunday afternoon. 

The incident took place at the city center train station in Mulhouse shortly after 3pm on Sunday [file photo]

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Local website France Bleu said the attacker started his rampage by stabbing a woman in the back as she was walking through the station with her 10-year-old daughter.

He then reportedly attacked a second woman, who was hit in the hand. 

The man, said to be a ‘young male’, then fled the scene of the attack before being chased down by police and arrested. 

He was also said to have been known to police and was suffering from a ‘mental disorder’. 

All three women are undergoing treatment but it is currently unclear how serious their injuries are.

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