Rabbi Stabbed in Northeastern French City by Knife-Wielding Man Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’
A rabbi was stabbed on Friday in the northeastern French city of Strasbourg by a knife-wielding male assailant who shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack, French and international media outlets reported.
The wounded man, reported to be in his 60s, was transported to a hospital in stable condition.
A Strasbourg police spokesman told The Associated Press that the attacker was arrested at the scene of the incident.
The spokesman said police were not classifying the incident as terror-related. He told The Associated Press the attacker was someone with “clear deficiencies” and a police record.
France has been on high alert for terrorism recently in the wake of last November’s Islamic State shooting and bombing attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and the Bastille Day truck ramming attack in Nice in July that killed 85 people.