Mayor of Nice Speaks from Outside Notre-Dame de Nice Following Attack

Christian Estrosi, the Mayor of Nice, spoke from outside the Notre-Dame de Nice basilica following a knife attack on October 29.

At least three people were killed in what local officials described as a “terrorist attack” at the basilica.

The suspect was detained at the scene, police said, and was injured during the police intervention. France’s national anti-terror prosecutors said they have opened a murder inquiry following the incident, according to AFP.

The incident took place just before 9 am. David Olivier Reverdy, a representative with the Alliance police union, told reporters that two women and a man were attacked, and that it was unclear if the suspect had acted alone.

A controlled explosion was also carried out at the scene, police said. Credit: Christian Estrosi via Storyful