Man stabs woman, her 3 daughters in French Alps resort

AP News
Posted: Jul 19, 2016 12:24 PM

PARIS (AP) — Authorities in southern France have detained a man of Moroccan origin they said stabbed a woman and her three daughters Tuesday at an Alps resort.

Jean-Marc Duprat, a deputy mayor for the town of Laragne-Monteglin in the Hautes-Alpes region, says the mother and her girls, aged 8, 12 and 14, were vacationing at a nearby resort when a man from a neighboring apartment attacked them Tuesday morning.

Duprat initially said the man was upset by what the girls were wearing, but later said that didn't appear to be the case and the motive wasn't known.

Laragne-Monteglin is 180 kilometers (110 miles) northwest of Nice, where a Tunisian man killed 84 people on July 14 by driving a truck through a holiday crowd on Bastille Day.