A female jogger narrowly survived a brutal attack by an Afghan suspect who stabbed her in the throat last week, according to reports.
The horrifying incident unfolded at around 3:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve in Reims, a large city in the department of Marne.
A 34-year-old woman was running on a trail popular with fitness enthusiasts when she was ambushed by a man wearing a 'djellaba' and shouting “in a foreign language,” Le Figaro reports.
The assault was interrupted by motorcycle officers who arrived quickly on the scene.
The victim was rushed to hospital suffering from a stab wound to her neck but is expected to survive, L'Union reports.
The suspect was later identified as a 23-year-old Afghan national who is in the country on a residence permit that expires on January 26, 2023.
“He remains in police custody for attempted murder,” explained Matthieu Bourrette, prosecutor of the Republic of Reims.
An investigation is ongoing but authorities claim they are unclear about a motive for the attack.
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