Police were hunting for a man who stabbed and wounded a Jewish woman in the French city of Lyon on Saturday, while a swastika was found graffitied at her home, police and the city’s mayor said.
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“Such an act of violence is unthinkable. I offer all my support to the victim and her relatives,” said Lyon Mayor Gregory Doucet on the social media platform X.
A spokesman for the national police gave no further details about the suspect, and said he could not confirm whether police were treating the attack as an anti-Semitic hate crime.
Une femme de confession juive a été poignardée ce samedi. Une inscription antisémite a été retrouvée sur la porte de son domicile.
Un tel déferlement de violence est inqualifiable. Tout mon soutien à la victime, à ses proches.
— Grégory Doucet (@Gregorydoucet) November 4, 2023