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Woman and 3 daughters stabbed for wearing shorts, T-shirts in southern France

A town in the French Alps. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

PARIS – Authorities in southern France have detained a man they say stabbed a woman and her three daughters at an Alps resort, apparently upset at what they were wearing.

Jean-Marc Duprat, a deputy mayor for the town of Laragne-Monteglin in the Hautes-Alpes region, says the mother and her girls, aged 8, 12 and 14, were vacationing at a nearby resort when the man attacked them Tuesday morning. He said the man, who is not related to them, was upset they were wearing shorts and T-shirts. He was arrested after he tried to flee.

The condition of the woman and her daughters was not immediately known.

Laragne-Monteglin is 180 kilometres (110 miles) northwest of Nice, where a Tunisian man killed 84 people last week by driving through a crowd on Bastille Day.

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