Armed with a kitchen knife, the man had reportedly tried to attack pedestrians on a footbridge in Tours. He managed to overpower a man in his 60s and threatened to throw him over the railing of the bridge before police moved in and arrested him, according to French media.
The 30-year-old man lived in Tours and was reportedly known to police for previous violent acts. He will be evaluated by mental health professionals on Wednesday night, and anti-terrorism authorities have been notified.
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