Manhunt in France after killing at religious residence
Woman murdered at retirement home for Catholic missionaries; caretaker bound and gagged; other residents safe; gendarmes cannot say if this was a terrorist act.
PARIS— French police searched Friday for a masked gunman suspected of stabbing an elderly woman to death in a retirement home for Catholic missionaries in southern France, authorities said. An unusually large police operation was launched to search for the suspected attacker, believed to be armed with a shotgun and a knife. The identity of the assailant and motive for the killing were unclear.
The press service for the gendarmes, or military police, couldn't say whether the incident was linked to a terrorist act. Security at religious and other sites has been increased after a string of Islamic extremist attacks on France.http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4884229,00.html