Mentally ill man kills elderly person, injures nine other coffee-shop customers
20/07/2019 10:35, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - A 75-year-old man was killed and 9 injured as a mentally ill man attacked people with a sharp object in a café in Ras Jebel (Bizerte governorate), says local official source to TAP.

The attacker was held under control by bystanders until arrival of police and taken to hospital after being beaten by locals.

According to the preliminary investigation, the accused suffering from psychological disorders and is under treatment for consumption of illegal products, attacked elderly customers of the café with a sharp object, the same source specified.

The attacker had been held under control by bystanders until the arrival of the police, who had taken him to the hospital after being beaten by the locals, said the official.

"All the injured are in a stable condition and their health is not at risk," assured regional health director in Bizerte Jamel Saidani to TAP, adding that the assaillant undergoes medical examinations pending his transfer to the Razi Hospital.

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