what we know about the attack in a police station in the 13th arrondissement

what we know about the attack in a police station in the 13th arrondissement
what we know about the attack in a police station in the 13th arrondissement

The suspect grabbed one of a police officer’s weapons while being taken into custody at the police station. (Illustrative image)
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A man in police custody shot two police officers in the police station in the 13th arrondissement of Paris on Thursday evening. One of the two, injured in the leg, was able to leave the operating room. The second, injured more seriously, underwent a more extensive operation.

Two police officers were seriously injured this Thursday around 10:30 p.m. in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, we learned Le Figaro from consistent sources. The individual, originally arrested for having injured a woman with a box cutter half an hour earlier, grabbed one of a police officer’s weapons while being taken into custody at the police station. He injured two officials, said a police Source, specifying that one was in absolute emergency at the time of the incident. The operation lasted “long time”indicates to Figaro this Friday a Source close to the matter. Medical staff “refuses to communicate outside the family from now on”assures this same Source.

The second police officer was injured in the leg, but “No arteries were affected.” The agent was able to undergo surgery, further details our Source who reports that the official is “successfully came out of the OR and was able to see his family when he woke up.”

The attacker himself “seriously” injured by return fire, was also transported to hospital, said Laurent Nuñez, the police prefect. The accused was “injured in the chest” but his vital prognosis has not been compromised, detailed the Paris prosecutor’s office.

A “very violent” attack with a cutter

The attacker was arrested at 10 p.m. for “a very violent attack on a woman” At “cutter” in a “building” from the 13th arrondissement, XX again Laurent Nuñez. Requested by AFP, the Paris prosecutor’s office reported that three investigations had been opened. Two were entrusted to the 3rd DPJ, one for “attempted murder of woman”, the other for “attempted murder of persons holding public authority“. The third investigation was entrusted to the IGPN (the “police of police”) to “intentional violence with a weapon by a person holding public authority”, as is always the case when a police officer uses his weapon.

The investigations must in particular specify the circumstances of the facts, the identity of the accused, as well as his possible links with the female victim.», concluded the prosecution.

For their part, police unions immediately reacted on social networks. “Once again, police officers are saving lives, at the risk of their integrity. We are thinking of them and hope for a favorable outcome.”writes the Un1té union in a post published on X.

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