(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat – A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) confirms that the Hassan Mosque attacker displays signs of a mental disorder.
The DGSN concluded that the 29-year-old attacker is mentally fill following the interrogation of the suspect.
Carrying two knives, the man accessed the minbar, or pulpit, of the mosque, and began to utter incomprehensible words, before being disarmed by a group of people performing the Friday prayer.
A scene from the attack aired on Moroccan TV channels, Al Oula and 2M. However, both channels muted the sound and quickly showed images of the outside of the mosque.
The unprecedented incident has caused shock and agitation among mosque-goers and the general public.