No terrorist motive in fatal attack in French azc, says justice

The asylum seeker who yesterday stabbed to death an employee of an asylum seeker centre in the southern French city of Pau had no terrorist motive. That‘s what the district attorney in Pau says. The defendant was imprisoned by two employees of the azc after the attack.

French media reported that the 38-year-old Sudanese man had been told that his asylum application had been rejected just before the incident. He would have stabbed the 46-year-old employee in the throat. According to Reuters news agency, the defendant was not on the intelligence radar.

Minister Gรฉrald Darmanin (Interior) and the mayor of Pau, Franรงois Bayrou, visited Pau yesterday afternoon. Darmanin indicated that he cooperated with the staff of the Asylum Seeker Centre and the victims families: