France. Marcelo thanks the courage of the Portuguese who tried to stop the attack

The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, thanks the courage of the Portuguese emigrant who tried to stop an attack in the city of Annecy, in France.

In a message published this Saturday, June 10, on website of the Presidency of the RepublicMarcelo Rebelo de Sousa praises the act of bravery by Manuel da Ponte, who ended up being injured, but his life is not in danger.

“On this day for Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa thanks the example of courage and citizenship of our compatriot Manuel da Ponte, who risked his life to try to prevent the barbaric attack on children in the city of Annecy, in France,” says the presidential message.

The President of the Republic monitors the clinical situation of Manuel da Ponte, “whom he wishes a speedy recovery”.

The attack recorded on Thursday at a playground in Annecy, France, injured six people with knife wounds: four children, around three years old, and two adults.

Manuel da Ponte pursued the attacker, a man of Syrian nationality, and ended up being hit by the suspect and the police.

The suspect was also detained thanks to the intervention of the 72-year-old Portuguese emigrant. The motives for the attack are not yet known.

Source: Renascença – Noticias by

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