Three kids are in a life-threatening situation after a knife assault in Annecy in southeast France, police have mentioned.
Eight kids and one grownup have been injured in whole, officers added.
The kids are all about three years of age, police mentioned.
Inside Minister Gerald Darmanin mentioned a suspect had been arrested “due to the swift intervention of police”.
Native politician Antoine Armand tweeted that kids have been attacked in a playground, describing the assault as “abominable”.
The assailant was a Syrian asylum seeker, BFM TV reported.
In Paris, politicians interrupted a debate to carry a second of silence for the victims, BFMTV mentioned.
Francois Astorg, the mayor of Annecy, mentioned he was on the scene and shall be talking at lunchtime.
He urged folks to keep away from the Paquier space of Annecy and mentioned his ideas have been with the victims and their households.