PARIS - A suspect with no apparent link to Islamic terrorism has been identified following the stabbing death of an elderly woman in a retirement home for Catholic missionaries in southern France, a French prosecutor said Friday.
The suspect is believed to be someone "in the entourage of this retirement home", Montpellier prosecutor Christophe Barret said in a news conference on Friday.
He said investigators discovered an air gun and other elements that he wouldn't detail in a car near the residence that helped identify the suspect.
"There is no element linking the facts with Islamic terrorism", he said. The exact motivations of the attacker remain unknown at the point, he added.