Incident Summary:

06/17/2018: A woman attacked people with a knife in a supermarket on Avenue Jean Albert Lamarque in La Seyne-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France. Two people were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, an assailant shouted "Allahu Akbar" and called the victims "miscreants" during the attack and was apprehended.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

La Seyne-sur-Mer

Location Details:
The incident occurred at Avenue Jean Albert Lamarque.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity LeClerc
Specific Description Supermarket
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A box cutter was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected that the assailant had a psychiatric disorder.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Revision: Marseille - Woman yelling 'Allahu akbar' slashes two with blade in France," AFP (North European Service), June 17, 2018.
"Woman shouting Allahu Akbar stabs two in French supermarket," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), June 18, 2018.
"Woman Yells ‘Allahu Akbar!’ and Stabs 2 in French Riviera," Jewish Press, June 17, 2018.