Nice: a man taken into custody after trying to strangle a woman in the street


According to the victim and other witnesses, the individual shouted “Allah Akbar” at the time of the assault.

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A 31-year-old man was arrested and taken into police custody Friday, October 29, after trying to strangle a woman, rue Trachel, in the district of Nice station (Alpes-Maritimes), on Thursday night to Friday around 3 o’clock in the morning, Franceinfo learned from a police source.

According to the victim and other witnesses, the individual shouted “Allah Akbar” at the time of the assault. The man, unknown to the police, was unarmed and had no papers with him.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin is due to go to Nice this afternoon to attend the tribute ceremony to the three victims of the terrorist attack on the Basilica of Nice, a year ago, on October 29, 2020.



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