Tunisian carrying Quran fatally stabs 3 in French church
Police work behind a restricted zone near the Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)PARIS – A young Tunisian man armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Quran attacked worshippers in a French church and killed three Thursday, prompting the government to raise its security alert to the maximum level hours before a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. The French prosecutor said the attacker was not on the radar of intelligence agencies as a potential threat. The third victim, a 44-year-old woman, managed to flee the church alive but died at a nearby restaurant. .The three were killed “only because they were in the church at that moment,” Ricard told reporters.