Swiss Police arrest 2 men after Marseille knife attack

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Geneva  –      Two men have been arrested in Switzerland over alleged links with a deadly knife attack in Marseille in early October, the Swiss Federal Police Office said on Tuesday.

The two Tunisian asylum seekers are suspected of having connections with a 29-year-old compatriot, who had killed two women in the French port city on October 1.

Based on an international arrest warrant, the suspects were detained in Chiasso, a town on the Swiss-Italian border.

The Marseille attacker was shot dead by soldiers after he stabbed the women.

He shouted “God is great’’ in Arabic, according to eyewitnesses.

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The Islamic State extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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