Strongly alcoholic, a homeless man entered the Notre-Dame basilica twice, where he insulted the sacristan. Aged 26, he was interned in a psychiatric hospital after his arrest.
Two weeks before the commemoration of the Islamist attack on Notre-Dame basilica in Nice, which claimed the lives of three worshipers on October 29, 2020, “a 26-year-old Tunisian national in an irregular situation and highly alcoholic” has, thus as reported by CNews, who entered the church on 12 October twice, showing himself particularly threatening to the sacristan, who decided to alert the police.
“The perpetrator spat on the ground then left, before returning ten minutes later. This time, he was threatening, ”again reported the continuous news channel which specifies that the individual, until then unknown to the police, was apprehended without resistance a few steps from the basilica.
“It would be a homeless man, not enjoying, obviously, all his mental faculties”, for his part related Nice morning, explaining that the individual had been interned at the Sainte-Marie hospital after being confronted by an expert psychiatrist who confirmed that “he was not in his head”.
Earlier this year, a 31-year-old man was taken into custody after interrupting a mass at Notre-Dame basilica. Referring to the Islamist attack that took place in this church in October 2020, he reportedly said: “I support my Muslim cousins.”