At approximately 0620 local time (0530 UTC) on 8 November 2021, a knife-wielding assailant attacked three police officers outside a police station in Cannes. After the attacker stabbed one officer, who was saved by his bulletproof vest and did not sustain serious injuries, another officer shot and killed the attacker. Officials stated that the assailant was an Algerian national in the country legally who had no known links to militant groups, although he reportedly shouted Islamist slogans during the attack. Authorities have not identified a possible motive for the attack but they are currently not investigating it as terrorism.