Playground near downtown Annecy, France.
PARIS and LONDON — Local authorities said eight people, including children, were injured in a stabbing attack in a town in the French Alps on Thursday morning.
The attack happened around 9:45 a.m. local time, in downtown Annecy, a spokesperson for the local government told ABC News.
A suspect was immediately arrested and is currently in police custody, the spokesman said.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said: “Several people including children were injured by an individual armed with a knife in a square in Annecy.” Twitter.
Local authorities said they have not yet released the health status or age of the victims.
This is an evolving story. Please check back for updates.
ABC News’ Guy Davies contributed to this story.