Shock in France! In the north of the country, a man stabbed a waiter in a restaurant after the latter asked him to wear a face mask. According to the police, a 29-year-old Afghan was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of the crime. The 30-year-old waiter suffered a severe chest injury in the incident in Le Havre in Normandy. His life is not in danger, however, according to the police.The perpetrator had entered the restaurant located on the beach in a state of drunkenness and without a mask. After the waiter had asked him to wear a face mask, the 29-year-old first left the restaurant, but then returned and stabbed the waiter in the chest with a knife.
According to police reports, an off-duty policeman who was in the restaurant intervened and was slightly injured. The suspect was arrested by other police officers as he left the restaurant.
In France, the use of face masks is compulsory in restaurants, bars and cafés to protect against the coronavirus. New infections with the virus have recently increased significantly in the country.