A disgruntled customer has stabbed two cell phone store clerks in a shopping mall in the city of Claye-Souilly, near Paris. The suspect was arrested shortly after the attack.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin wrote on Twitter that the assailant was detained by an off-duty police officer and an off-duty corrections officer who were at the store when the attack happened.
A video posted on social media purportedly shows the moment of the knifeman’s arrest.
Two people were stabbed and seriously injured at the shopping center in Claye-Souilly commune on 10 July. The alleged suspect was subdued and detained pic.twitter.com/df7hYw4YoP
— Hardly (@Hardly26375072) July 10, 2021
News channel LCI reported that the altercation began when the customer got into an argument over his phone bill. He then took out a knife and injured a store clerk.
Another employee tried to intervene and was also wounded. Both victims were hospitalized.