In Rouen, an armed individual “wishing to set fire to the synagogue” shot dead by the police

In Rouen, an armed individual “wishing to set fire to the synagogue” shot dead by the police
In Rouen, an armed individual “wishing to set fire to the synagogue” shot dead by the police

The events took place early this Friday morning, in Rouen (Seine-Maritime). The police “neutralized” an “armed individual clearly wishing to set fire to the city’s synagogue”, announced the Minister of the Interior on the social network courage “. Two investigations were opened by the Rouen public prosecutor’s office.

According to a police Source in Le Parisien, the man was equipped with a knife and an iron bar and was on the roof of the synagogue when the police arrived. He then allegedly “rushed” towards them while appearing threatening, always from the same Source. The police then fired several times. The individual was shot dead.

There would be no other victims, indicated on X the mayor of Rouen, Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol, who is on site.

“Through this attack and this attempted fire at the Rouen synagogue, it is not only the Jewish community that is affected. The entire city of Rouen is bruised and in shock,” declared Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol, who sent his “thoughts and total support to the Jewish community” of his city.

The president of the Central Consistory of France, Elie Korchia, thanked the police officers who, according to him, “avoided a new anti-Semitic tragedy in our country”. The Chief Rabbi of France, Haïm Korsia, also praised the “reactivity” of the police and indicated that he “would spend a Shabbat very soon to assure the faithful of my full support”.

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