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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Annecy

This year
Crowds gather in solidarity with playground stabbing victims in French alpine town
Four young children and two adults were stabbed by a knifeman in Annecy, France, on Thursday.
France knife attack suspect charged with attempted murder
The victims of the attack are no longer in a life-threatening condition, according to a prosecutor.
Four child victims of Annecy playground attack in stable condition after stabbing
The man, who police said is a 31-year-old Syrian, attacked four children and two adults at the park.
The man, who French police said is a 31-year-old Syrian, attacked four children and two adults at a lakeside park in Annecy on Thursday.
Of the children injured in the assault, one was aged just 22 months, two were two-year-olds, and the eldest was three.
The attacker’s motives remain unclear, but do not appear to be related to terrorism.
Man who stabbed four children in French Alps did not appear to have 'terrorist motive'
All four child victims, which include British and German boys, are in a critical state in a local hospital.
The suspect was arrested at the scene in the town of Annecy.
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said he was "not known by any intelligence service".
French President Emmanuel Macron has called the attack one of "absolute cowardice".
Last year
French police arrest man over 2012 Alps killing of British family
The Al-Hilli family and a passing cyclist were attacked on 5 September, 2012.
All time
Pyeongchang, South Korea to host 2018 Winter Olympics
Pyeongchang, Munich and Annecy made their final pitches earlier and it was the eastern bid that won out.