France: Palestinian migrant stabs man in face at train station because his baby wouldn’t stop crying

FILE - MULHOUSE, FRANCE - DEC 19, 2016: Police van parked outside Mulhouse Train Station parking area while soliders search for possible terrorists. (Credit: Shutterstock)
By Thomas Brooke
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A Palestinian migrant living illegally in France was arrested on Tuesday after stabbing a man traveling with a 6-month-old child because the baby wouldn’t stop crying.

The 54-year-old suspect was detained near the train station in the eastern city of Mulhouse, according to a report by Valeurs Actuelles journalist Amaury Bucco on X.

It is understood the victim was traveling with a mother and her 6-month-old baby who was crying on the station platform when the suspect approached the couple and told them to keep the child quiet.

An altercation ensued between the suspect and the man accompanying the mother and child before the Palestinian national returned to his seat to retrieve a butterfly knife from his suitcase.

As the train both parties were waiting for arrived at the station, the suspect is reported to have attacked the companion of the baby’s mother, “stabbing him three times in the face.”

Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene and the victim was rushed to the hospital where he is understood to remain in a stable condition, Bucco reported citing a police source.

The suspect was arrested near the crime scene and was held in police custody following further investigation.

Bucco reported the Palestinian national was “in an irregular situation” in France.

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