At least eight people, including children, were injured in a mass stabbing attack in the French town of Annecy on Thursday, the Interior Ministry confirmed.
According to the Ministry, the attack took place at around 9.45 a.m. in a park, reports the BBC.
Three of the injured children were reportedly in a life-threatening condition
French media outlets have said that the suspect has identified himself to police as a Syrian asylum seeker and has been arrested.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin praised police for a "rapid intervention".
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne is on her way to Annecy, an alpine town located come 560 km from Paris.
(With inputs from IANS)