Two French tourists were victims of an attack by Moroccan national suffering from mental disorders in Tata near Marrakech, on July 23.
Rabat – A Moroccan national suffering from mental disorders attacked two tourists at a hostel in Tata (240 kilometers south-east of Agadir). The incident took place on July 23 and left both of the French tourists in need of medical attention.
According to local authorities of the province of Tata, the suspect used a knife to inflict wounds on the victims. One of the French victims sustained injuries in the head, and the other on the hands.
The two wounded were a father and his daughter. They were taken to the regional hospital of Agadir to receive the necessary care. The authorities added that the individual also set fire to the hostel manager’s office.
The suspect has multiple criminal records and has also been sectioned in a psychiatric hospital for several long stretches. The incident is being investigated by local authorities, under the supervision of the Prosecutor’s Office of Tata. The suspect remains in police custody.