A Sudanese refugee stabbed an immigration officer in southern France after learning that his asylum application had been denied.
Cyril Pierreval, a 46-year-old father of one, was killed on Friday by a 38-year-old Sudanese knife man who had to be deported.
The migrant attacked the head of the refugee reception center in the city of Pau around 11 a.m., local media reported.
The officer, a father of one man, was found in his office with multiple stab wounds to the chest and died a short time later.
The police informed the BMFTV that the migrant was known to them for acts of violence and had been detained twice in 2017 for armed assault.
A 38-year-old Sudanese migrant stabbed the head of a refugee reception center in the French city of Pau (picture) today after learning that his asylum application had been rejected
The killer – who was not named – was among a large group of men who had been evicted from Calais over the past five years and who had hoped to cross the Channel into Britain.
Instead, they were taken by bus to the Isard Welcome Center in the southwestern town of Pau about 650 miles away, where they had the opportunity to apply for asylum in France.
“It was one of those men who killed Cyril who was in charge of the center,” an investigative source said.
The attacker came to the center just before 11 a.m. and said he had a meeting with Cyril. Others in the building then heard screams and called the police.
Officials found the victim lying on the floor and covered with ten knife wounds, including one on the neck. Despite emergency treatment, he died of his wounds. “
The attacker was overpowered by other staff and held in a separate room until police arrested him with a kitchen knife on suspicion of murder.
Police officers stand at the entrance to the Isard COS Asylum Seekers’ Reception Center (CADA) in Pau, southern France, where the officer was stabbed by an asylum seeker