A cannibal who had previously murdered a farmer before eating his heart and tongue escaped from a psychiatric unit earlier this week and attacked a woman who was out walking her dog.
Jeremy Rimbaud, the ex-soldier who briefly escaped from custody, previously murdered a farmer before cooking his heart and tongue with white beans. The 34-year-old, who is now known as "The Cannibal of the Pyrenees," attacked a woman on Wednesday in Toulouse, France.
The MailOnline quoted from a source who knew of the incident: "She was absolutely terrified,
"The lady was out walking her dog close to the centre of the city when Rimbaud struck.
"He punched her in the back of the head and then hit her with a stick, before passers-by intervened, and chased him off."
They added: "It was only later that she was told that she had been attacked by a known cannibal."
The attack is said to have taken place at approximately 10 pm on Wednesday.
Rimbaud was quickly picked up again by police and has now been returned to the same psychiatric unit in which he has been held since 2011.
His first victim was a 90-year-old farmer from Nouilhan, west of Toulouse, by the name of Leopold Pedebidau, Rimbaud killed the man before chopping up his body.
The prosecution papers said that Rimbaud, "cut out his victim's tongue and a piece of his heart, to cook them with white beans."
He murdered Leopold Pedebidau just two weeks after returning from fighting in Afghanistan in 2011, where he was a serving soldier.
He only got caught when he attempted to kill a second farmer, and the press quickly dubbed him "The Cannibal of the Pyrenees." He was sentenced to life in prison for murder.
According to prosecution papers, he was "diagnosed with schizophrenia and was suffering from post-traumatic shock linked to his fighting in Afghanistan."
An investigation is now underway into how he managed to escape.