A 60-year-old man's been beaten in Paris in what seems to be a religious hate crime, newspaper Le Parisien reports.
The man had gone shopping for Christmas and was carrying a present wrapped in Christmas gift paper.
As he left the metro Alesia with arms loaded and was walking to the Avenue du Maine he was ambushed.
A stranger approached him, jostled and slapped him, dropping his glasses on the floor. The attacker then fled and was heard saying: "This is what we do to the disbelievers".
The elderly man, shocked, went up the Avenue du Maine towards the police station of the 14th arrondissement to file a complaint.
Police immediately started an investigation into the case that's been described as ‘violence because of religion’. The incident in France’s capital took place Wednesday at 18:20.