The Muslim attacker, who was in Chalon-sur-Saône, Eastern France, was wearing all black and is still on the run, French media reports. French prosecutors say they are treating the incident, which occurred just before midday, as a possible terror attack but did not rule out other motives.
Breitbart The two assaults happened near Place de Beaune, in the city center of Chalon-sur-Saone, 15 minutes apart. One of the two women is believed to have been hit in the back of the head. “A man assaulted two women using a hammer, slightly injuring one of them in the back of the head; both victims are in shock. The events took place near the city centre,” authorities confirmed in a statement.
France’s public prosecutor confirmed the man shouted “Allahu Akhbar,” while the French daily newspaper Le Journal cited a source close to the investigation as saying the assailant is mentally unstable (Islam IS a mental disorder). The suspect is believed to be currently on the run.
The town’s mayor, Gilles Platret, said on Facebook: “The Police force launched a vast search for an individual who delivered two attacks this morning, injuring them with a hammer. “That’s why a helicopter from the gendarmerie is now running over our city. I’ll give you more information as soon as I know more.”