BREAKING NEWS: Knifeman breaks an elderly woman’s leg and threatens tourists in Nice with knives before being overpowered by police

  • The man was arrested by the waterfront at about 4pm this afternoon
  • Police fired tear gas at the man before several officers brought him down
  • Authorities have not declared the incident a terror attack 

Joe Sheppard For Mailonline

A knifeman broke an elderly woman’s leg and threatened tourists with two blades as he went on the rampage in Nice this afternoon.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, had to be overpowered by several police officers in the southwestern coastal city at around 4pm (3pm BST). Authorities have not declared the incident a terror attack.

French media reports that the perpetrator assaulted the woman on a street near the city’s harbour before being apprehended by the waterfront. The victim has been taken to hospital.

Officers fired tear gas to subdue the bare-chested knifeman, who was reportedly violently opposing his arrest and threatening to cut his own throat.

The knifeman is arrested by Nice’s waterfront after going on the rampage in the city

The man had to be overpowered by several police officers during the incident 

More to follow.