At least four very young children have been stabbed in a park near Lake Annecy, in France's south-east.

Iran PressEurope: Children were among six people injured Thursday in a knife attack in Annecy, in southeast France, local officials said.

Four children sustained wounds following the incident, according to the prefecture of Haute-Savoie. All of those injured were taken to hospital.

“Emergency services and security forces intervened very quickly,” a statement from the prefecture said.

Local authorities said earlier that at least eight people had been injured.

A male suspect was detained in connection with the attack.

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne will travel to Annecy with Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin on Thursday, according to the interior ministry.


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