Police Officer Stabbed in Neck in Toulouse, France by Algerian with “Mental Issues”

A police officer was stabbed in the neck in Toulouse, France on Tuesday.

Authorities say the perpetrator, from Algeria, has “mental issues.”
Russia Today reported:

The attack took place in the Rempart Saint-Etienne prefecture of Toulouse.

The assailant, 31, had a psychiatric disorder and attacked the officer because she “represented France,” La Depeche du Midi news outlet reported.

The attacker entered the police station under the pretext of making a complaint. He was arrested by police.

The attacker was of Algerian origin, La Depeche Du Midi said. That has not been officially confirmed.

France has been on high alert following a series of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)-linked attacks since January 2015. The largest loss of life came in November 2015 when at least 130 people were killed in Paris. Following that attack, France introduced a state of emergency, which is ongoing.

A tragedy in Nice on July 14 of this year killed at least 84 people when a truck driven by an IS sympathizer plowed through a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations.

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