On Heels of London Terror Attack, Two Women Assaulted By Hammer-Wielding Man in France Screaming 'Allahu Akbar'

Reports state he is "mentally unstable."

On the heels of the heinous terror attack that just occurred at a London Tube station Friday, reports are now coming in that two women in France have been attacked with a hammer by a man shouting "Allahu Akbar."

RT summarizes the initial French-language reports on this latest incident: 

A man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' attacked two women with a hammer in Chalon-sur-Saone, French authorities confirmed. The attacker escaped the scene, but police have launched a large-scale manhunt using a helicopter.

RT earlier reported that the attack took place in the city of Lyon, which was a mistake. The incident occurred in the town of Chalon-sur-Saone, some 113 km from Lyon.

”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,” Saône and Loire Prefecture confirmed.

The prefecture said that the attacker, who was “dressed in black,” shouted “Allahu Akbar,” adding that the man fled the scene of the incident.

The town’s mayor, Gilles Platret, said that police have launched “a large-scale operation” to seek the perpetrator.

“That’s why a helicopter of the gendarmerie is currently flying over our city,” he said in a statement on Facebook.

France's Public Prosecutor has also confirmed that the man was shouting “Allahu Akbar”, Le Journal reports. 

Of course the reports are indicating that the attack was merely carried about by a mentally ill person. 

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