PARIS (Reuters) - A cook at a Paris children's hospital was killed in a sword attack on Saturday evening by a man he met on the Internet, police sources said on Sunday.
The fatal attack took place at around 1630 GMT inside the Necker hospital, after a disagreement between the 34 year-old victim, who has not yet been named, and his attacker.
"He stabbed him. The security team and one of his colleagues tried to intervene, but were unable to do anything," Isabelle Lesage, director of the hospital, told Reuters.
The attack was carried out with a short Japanese sword, known as a "katana," a police source said.
"The cook suffered one or more sword blows, particularly in the area of the carotid (artery), which caused a quick death," a police spokesman said.
A police source said the attacker, a male in his 50s, then went to a police station with the weapon, and told police he had just killed someone.
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