⇒ 10 am: Jean Castex leaves the Assembly to go to the crisis unit
A minute of silence was observed Thursday in the National Assembly, in the presence of the Prime Minister, in tribute to the victims of the Nice attack just after Jean Castex’s speech on the reconfinement. The meeting was then suspended by the President of the Assembly, Richard Ferrand. Jean Castex went to the crisis unit.
⇒ 9:45 a.m .: A knife attack in the Notre-Dame basic sector
A knife attack left one dead and several injured in Nice. “Everything suggests a terrorist attack”, announces the mayor of the City, Christian Estrosi.
The deputy Éric Ciotti also tweeted that an “attack” took place, “Inside the Notre-Dame church”, he asks to avoid the area. The police also recommend not going to the neighborhood.
Immense emotion after the attack which has just struck the city of Nice inside the Notre Dame church.
– Eric Ciotti (@ECiotti) October 29, 2020
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin confirmed that a police operation was in progress, he will chair a crisis meeting with Jean Castex.