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Man attacks three women with knife at train station in Mulhouse, France

At least three people were targeted in a stabbing attack at a train station in the French city of Mulhouse, local media reports. Two of them were injured, and the assaulter was detained.

Attaque à larme blanche à la gare de #Mulhouse. 3 femmes agressées par un homme non encore identifié.
Toutes nos pensées aux victimes et notre soutien au personnel de la #sncf choqué.

— Bruno Fuchs (@bruno_fuchs) December 9, 2018

All the victims of the attacker are women, at least two of them received injuries. The third one has reportedly managed to flee the man, who only tore her clothes.

The suspect was apparently “known” to the police prior to the incident, according to local media. The man fled the scene, yet he was promptly apprehended by law enforcement.

The suspect is described as an “unstable” individual and was sent by police for a psychiatric check.

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The two injured women have been attended by a medic, who happened to be at the scene and then rushed to a local hospital. One of the women was reportedly stabbed in the back, while another one – wounded in her stomach.

The incident occurred at the railway station, located in the eastern French city of Mulhouse, close to the border with Germany.

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