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Two injured after carnival machete attack

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16:30 CET+01:00

A family-friendly town carnival became violent when a man attacked two people with a machete.

The two injured people were rushed to hospital reported regional newspaper Ouest France. 

One had a serious head injury while the other had a less serious injury to his hand.

The northern coastal town of Granville holds a carnival every year in the week before Mardi Gras and attracts over 100,000 spectators. 

A 27-year-old man was held by police in connection with the attacks, which happened early on Monday morning.

Ouest France also reported that the man was found to be carrying a gun, fireworks and a grenade.

The attack is believed to have happened following a drunken argument. 

This year's carnival was the 138th and the event is usually known for its family-oriented atmosphere.

 

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