Knife attack in Claye-Souilly: police custody of the suspect prolonged, the state of health of the seriously injured seller is improving


An investigation for “intentional homicide and attempted voluntary homicide” has been opened.

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The police custody of the suspect of the knife attack of two salesmen in a Bouygues Télécom store in the Claye-Souilly shopping center was extended on Sunday 11 July in the evening, announced the prosecutor of Meaux (Seine-et-Marne) Laureline Peyrefitte. The vital prognosis of the second seller, who had been hospitalized in a state of absolute emergency, is no longer engaged, we learned from the same source.

The suspect was arrested on Saturday afternoon after stabbing “in the region of the heart” two young salespeople from the telephone shop of this shopping center, the prosecutor had detailed. It was first “taken verbally” their “related to a billing difficulty”, added Laureline Peyrefitte. One of the two victims, aged 18, died of her injuries at the scene.

The 62-year-old suspect was arrested by a police officer from the Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) and by a prison officer who were off duty and who were in the shopping center. An investigation for “intentional homicide and attempted voluntary homicide” has been opened.



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