A 19-year-old French girl was stabbed twice in the wrist and once in the stomach Tuesday evening by a 32-year-old man claiming voices told him to make a sacrifice for Ramadan.
According to the Daily Mail, she was waiting for a bus in Rennes, France when the man attacked her. A witness claimed that the man was stopped by bystanders.
Prosecutor Nicolas Jacquet told AFP, “Voices told him that he had to make a sacrifice on the occasion of Ramadan.” He added that he had been in and out of psychiatric wards multiple times.
The man told officers he was Muslim and was being treated for schizophrenia. He claimed he was supposed to receive an injection as a treatment for his mental illness later that day.
He was immediately reviewed by a doctor and sent to a psychiatric hospital.
The attack comes as tensions are already high in France, just a day after a French police couple was killed by a jihadist claiming to be inspired by ISIS.