A priest was stabbed in the French city of Nice and a nun who tried to grab the knife from the attacker was also wounded in the scuffle.

France's Interior Minister said the priest`s life was not in danger and that the attacker has been apprehended following the incident.

Reuters reported that Conservative lawmaker Eric Ciotti wrote that the priest had been stabbed several times in the Saint-Pierre d'Arene church.

Nice mayor said the suspect was mentally unstable and that terror was not suspected as a motive for the attack.