France church attacker may be 21 y/o Tunisian: Police

France church attacker believed to be 21-year-old Tunisian: police source

People lights candle outside the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Basilica in Nice on October 29, 2020 in tribute to the three victims of a knife attacker, cutting the throat of at least one woman, inside the church of the French Riviera city. Credit: AFP Photo

The knife-wielding attacker who beheaded a woman and killed two other people at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday is believed by law enforcement to be a 21-year old Tunisian national, a police source told Reuters.

The man had recently entered France via Italy, the source said. His identity is still being checked by law enforcement, the source added.