A TWISTED knifeman who savagely wounded 4 kids together with a Brit woman was seen strapped and slumped in a medical chair as he was carried to court docket by cops.
Self-styled Syrian-Christian Abdelmasih Hanoun, 31, was on Saturday morning taken from a safe police station to town’s Palais de Justice.
Hanoun had his head slumped backwards, and seemed to be barely aware.
Disturbing video confirmed Hanoun chanting to himself “within the identify of Jesus Christ” as he stalked a playground within the picturesque vacationer vacation spot.
He vicious attacked a mum and a baby in a stroller with a knife together with three different youngsters and two adults at the same time as passersby tried to stop him.
In the present day, he was anticipated to seem earlier than a choose, who was anticipated to cost him with a variety of offences over the rampage.
“Hanoun left the commissariat quickly after 10am, with 4 officers carrying his chair,” mentioned an investigating supply.
“The chair is a medical one usually utilized by firemen to take injured individuals out of burning buildings.”
Victims included British girl Ettie Turner, aged three, and three youthful kids, in addition to two adults.
All have been “secure” on Saturday, and making a great restoration, with Ettie nicely sufficient to observe tv.
Additionally focused have been two French cousins named as Ennio and Alba, each two, and Peter, a 22-month-old Dutch boy.
The 2 adults who have been attacked have been Manuel, 70, and Yusuf, 78, who was additionally hit by a police bullet in error.
Regardless of being a failed asylum seeker who confronted deportation, Hanoun was left to sleep tough in Annecy.
A supply who works on a lake pontoon by Lake Annecy mentioned that he noticed Hanoun ‘each day for the 2 months previous the assault.
The supply mentioned: ‘He was wearing black – black backpack, darkish glasses, bearded, and he wore a headdress to guard him from the solar – it might be a t-shirt, this wasn’t a spiritual signal’.
Line Bonnet-Mathis, the Annecy Prosecutor who’s main the investigation into the crimes, confirmed that Hanoun ‘will seem earlier than a choose on Saturday’.
Hanoun has been ‘having tantrums’ in custody, and has ‘not supplied any motive for the assaults’.
The divorced father of a three-year-old woman was refused asylum in France six days in the past and confronted being deported.
Regardless of this, there have been no rapid makes an attempt to take away him from the nation, or to observe his actions.
Gérald Darmanin, France’s Inside Minister, mentioned this was a ‘troubling coincidence’, including: ‘For causes not nicely defined he had sought asylum in Switzerland, Italy and France.’
Hanoun arrived in Sweden 10 years in the past, having served within the Syrian Military in the course of the nation’s ongoing civil warfare.
He married a Swedish girl he had met in Turkey, they usually went on to have a daughter, now aged three, earlier than the couple separated round eight months in the past.
Hanoun was twice refused Swedish citizenship, and that is thought to have motivated him to maneuver to France alone.
The a number of stabbings observe a sequence of comparable crimes in France relationship again to 2015, most of them linked to Islamist terrorism.