An Afghan male threatened to murder employees of an asylum center in France where an immigration official was stabbed to death earlier this year, according to reports.
The incident reportedly unfolded on Monday afternoon at the Isard Cos reception center in Pau.
A 26-year-old male from Afghanistan who had been living at the facility for months became agitated during a meeting with staff who later revealed his outbursts are frequent.
"The resident is known to be quite vehement," director Philippe Ellias told local media.
The man began menacing employees and vowed to kill them, a translator said.
Police were called to the scene and the Afghan was taken into custody, at which time he was found to be carrying a knife.
In February, a French immigration official was stabbed to death by a Sudanese migrant at the same facility.
"At around 10:30 am, the alleged aggressor entered Isard COS and encountered Cyril Pierreval," Sud Ouest reported at the time. "When the latter asked him to leave the premises to respect the sanitary rules, he took out a knife and delivered many blows. Two other employees of the center, responding to the cries, came running and overpowered the man."
The suspect in that attack had an extensive history of violent crime in France and was present in the country illegally.
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