The previous footballer, who now coaches in Annecy, claims he shouted at police to shoot the person, allegedly a Syrian refugee, as he ran in the direction of him after attacking youngsters and adults within the park.
Translated to English, Mr Le Tallec mentioned in a sequence of posts on his Instagram story: “I used to be operating by the lake and out of the blue I noticed dozens of individuals operating in the other way.
“I puzzled what was happening.
“A mum mentioned run, run, there’s somebody stabbing everybody alongside the lake. He’s stabbed youngsters. Run, run.
“I used to be a bit of stunned, so I proceed. Positive sufficient, I see the man coming in the direction of me on the grass.
“I may see law enforcement officials, 5 or 10 metres behind him, who couldn’t catch him. He got here in the direction of me, so I moved apart and I noticed him heading in the direction of aged folks.
“And he attacked the aged man, stabbed him as soon as and the police have been behind him and couldn’t catch him.
“I instructed the police shoot him, kill him, he’s stabbing everybody.
“So he attacked as soon as, twice, they usually began capturing.”
The Frenchman, 38, continued to clarify how the attacker was shot in entrance of him within the park.
He mentioned: “They shot him in entrance of me and he fell to the bottom however the aged man had already been hit.
“I continued alongside the lake and noticed the youngsters on the ground. They’d been hit. It’s very unhappy.
“I observed how sluggish the police have been to react – he had time to stab the aged man twice.
“It’s unhappy to see this. It’s loopy to see this in Annecy.”
It has been confirmed 4 youngsters, one 22-month-old, two two-year-olds and one three-year-old, and two adults have been injured within the assault, with one of many youngsters a British vacationer.
A father, whose youngsters have been on the park on a faculty journey on the time of the assault, has described how his youngsters will now not have a “quiet frame of mind”.
Translated from French, he mentioned: “We’re in a complete panic. We spent two hours with none information, now I do know my youngsters are secure.
“All of our lives have been turned the other way up as a result of for years we’ve been strolling alongside the lake, we made it however now we’re considering again, now there’s a earlier than and an after.
“The concern in our stomachs, my youngsters won’t be dwelling in a quiet frame of mind anymore. It occurred in entrance of my youngsters, it was a faculty journey, it’s chaos.”
One girl, Eleanor Vincent, who has been within the city for the final 5 days on vacation, was on the scene as police started to cordon off the park.
She instructed Sky Information: “The police have been there in a short time, the world was cordoned off.
“I didn’t see the crime scene thank heavens, however I did see the aftermath as a result of I stayed within the space for about 45 minutes simply making an attempt to soak up what had occurred and to take some photographs to have the ability to doc what was happening.”