France on highest terror alert level after deadly rampage

A young man stabbed several people inside the Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, France, Thursday morning, authorities said. He nearly beheaded one woman, killed a man and a second woman died outside.
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Overseas, the horrific terror attack in a church in nice, France. ABC's Maggie Rulli is there for us. Reporter: Tonight, France on its highest terror alert level after a deadly rampage inside a church. Authorities say a young man stabbed several people inside the notre dame basilica in nice this morning, killing three, one woman nearly decapitated. This 55-year-old father of two among the dead. Officers storming the church, opening fire on the suspect, taking him into custody. Police say the 21-year-old attacker was born in Tunisia and was unknown to the intelligence community. Authorities finding a copy of the Koran near the suspect. Night, French prest T Emmanuel macron deploying an additional 4,000 soldiers to schools and places of worship, saying the country is "Under attack." France fighting a surge in terror attacks in recent months. Just two ago, near Paris, investigators say a man beheaded a teacher who showed his class the controversial cartoons of the prophet mohammlished by the satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in a lesson about free speech. And macron is doubling down calling it an islamist attack, the third here in France in the last two months. Tonight this country is bracing for even more violence but, David, many Muslim nations have come forward today including Egypt and Turkey condemning this horrible attack. David. All right, Maggie Rulli in nice for us, thank you.

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