The woman, who has not been named, was attacked at lunchtime on Tuesday in the Rempart Saint-Etienne area of Toulouse.
A man, reported to be of Algerian origin, tried to grab the officer’s gun and it is understood that when he failed, he pulled out a knife, repeatedly stabbing her in the throat.
Update: The individual is from Algeria and has “psychiatric issues”. He attacked police because they represent France
Individuals aged 31, have we learned from Algeria according to police union source, present psychiatric disorders. He would have attacked security assistant “because he represents France,” said the same source.