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This video does not show the police apprehending the knife attacker in Nice, France


A social media post with a video claiming to be that of police apprehending the Nice attacker is being widely shared. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

The archived version of this post can be found here

Claim: Video of police apprehending the Nice attacker.

Fact: The video is actually of a 2019 incident which happened in Grenoble, France in which a man who brandished knives got apprehended by the police. This video has nothing to do with the latest knife attack in Nice, France. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Reverse image search of the screenshots of the video in the post led us to a 2019 news article in which a similar video is featured. According to the news article, a man was arrested in front of Grenoble station, France for brandishing knives in both the hands. This proves that the video in the post is not of the latest attack in Nice, France.

In the wake of the latest knife attack in Norte-Dam church in Nice, France in which three people were killed, posts like these are being widely shared across platforms.

To sum it up, 2019 video of a man who was apprehended by the police in Grenoble, France for brandishing knives is falsely linked to latest knife attack in Nice.


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