[Gates of Vienna] More information is trickling in on the stabbing of people on their way to church on Christmas Day in the Valais canton of Switzerland. (See the previous reports from yesterday and earlier today.)
The original assertion that the perpetrator was a Muslim cannot be confirmed, but it has not yet been definitively ruled out. The latest reports say that the dead man may not in fact be the one who carried out the stabbings, and thus the perpetrator may still be at large.
I still don’t know where the original source (Dreuz.info) obtained the information that the attacker or attackers were alleged to be Muslim.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this article from the French-language Catholic news portal Cath.ch:
Valais: One death and three assaults on the route to the hermitage at LongeborgneLink to Gates of Vienna...
by Raphaël Zbinden December 26, 2016
On December 25, 2016, several people were stabbed on the way to the hermitage of Longeborgne in Valais. One person was found dead. This death is probably related to the attacks.
A heavy police deployment was set up in Bramois on the morning of December 25, in the Borgne gorges, reports the Valais daily Le Nouvelliste. Three people were injured. A dead body was found in the bed of the Borgne in the afternoon. The attacks took place as the faithful went to Christmas Mass.