The presumed author of the knife attack at the Gare de Lyon in Paris is a Malian with Italian papers, present on French soil in regular situation, according to the police prefect Laurent Nuñez. He is a 32-year-old Malian in a regular situation in France. After his arrest, he presented Italian driving license to the police. According to the police prefect Laurent Nuñez, the individual is
*”in regular situation in Italy since 2016, with a title issued in 2019 entirely valid”* according to the documents in his possession.
He mentioned his psychiatric problems to the police during his custody. The Paris prosecutor’s office indicated that it was informed of the facts. An investigation has been opened and entrusted to the 2nd district of the judicial police, according to a source close to the case. The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office specified that it is under observation, but the initial elements of the investigation do
*”not suggest that it is a terrorist act,”* said the police prefect.