1 Jun 2013

Man charged after stabbing of soldier

2:00 pm on 1 June 2013

An anti-terrorism judge in France has charged a convert to Islam with the stabbing of a French soldier last Saturday.

The suspect, Alexandre Dhaussy, 22, is accused of attempted murder linked to a terrorist enterprise.

The soldier was knifed in the throat while on patrol in a business district of Paris.

Police said the stabbing may have been influenced by the slaying of a British soldier in London three days earlier.