“All the victims have been taken care of and their vital prognosis is not engaged”, indicated the prefecture of Aisne on Twitter. The man, who was shot and wounded during his arrest, is also out of danger, a source familiar with the matter said.

“The judicial investigation begins under the direction of the prosecution”, adds the prefect, welcoming “the rapid and coordinated action of the police forces, the firefighters of the SDIS and the nursing staff of the hospital center of Château-Thierry”.

According to the prefecture, which mentions “several” injured people, the facts took place around 10:00 p.m.

No track is privileged immediately, according to the source close to the file, which indicates that the attacker, a “very young man”, was not known to the police.

He first attacked his mother and his 11-year-old brother at the family home, before attacking four people in the city center.

His mother had meanwhile gone to the police station to report the facts.

Asked, the prosecution indicated that it would communicate during the morning.