images of the attack broadcast, the hunt continues

images of the attack broadcast, the hunt continues
images of the attack broadcast, the hunt continues

In Eure, several men attacked the prison convoy responsible for transferring an inmate. Three deaths are to be deplored according to information from Le Figaro, two according to AFP.

The essential

  • A prison van was attacked this Tuesday in Eure at the Incarville tollbooth.
  • The attack took place while the prison convoy was extracting an inmate from Rouen to Evreux.
  • Three prison officers died after the attack according to Le Figaro, two according to AFP. The detainee fled with the attackers.
  • A crisis unit has been opened at the Ministry of Justice. On site, 200 gendarmes and the GIGN are mobilized.


14:52 – The fugitive was a “particularly monitored detainee”

In a press release, Paris prosecutor Laure Beccuau has just announced that the man on the run after the attack on the convoy was a “particularly monitored detainee” (DPS).

2:45 p.m. – An escape attempt two days earlier

Nicknamed “The Fly”, the fugitive who was on board the prison convoy at the time of the attack, Mohamed A., had tried to saw the bars of his cell two days earlier, according to a prison Source from Le Parisien. He was then placed in a disciplinary unit and his supervision level was raised to “Escort 3”.

14:42 – The fugitive sentenced to 18 months in prison

The hunt continues into the early afternoon. The inmate on the run after the attack this Tuesday morning is 30 years old. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison last Tuesday by the Évreux judicial court for aggravated thefts, in particular thefts from supermarkets and businesses in the suburbs of Évreux between August and October 2019. He is also imprisoned. examination for attempted homicide in Saint-Étienne du-Rouvray and in Marseille for intentional homicide committed on June 17, 2022 in Aubagne on a resident of Dreux, in a drug trafficking case, according to information from BFMTV.

2:30 p.m. – Vital prognosis initiated for two prison officers

According to information from Le Parisien, two prison officers are still in critical situation: “The vital prognosis of two of them is committed as I speak to you” declared the Minister of Justice on Tuesday. A third was released from hospital after an ear injury, according to the daily.

14:23 – The Epervier plan launched, how does it work?

The Epervier plan has been activated since late morning. This system launched by the gendarmerie allows important searches to be carried out to find a common law fugitive. It mobilizes all units on the ground for a given time and within a defined perimeter. The system also makes it possible to involve the departments bordering that of Eure and to set up checkpoints at strategic points. In total, 200 gendarmes are mobilized after the attack on the prison convoy this Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

14:19 – “Our country is in mourning” declares Eric Dupond-Moretti

“Our country is in mourning” reacted the Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, after the attack on the prison convoy. Emu, the Minister of Justice indicates that two men are dead, “one of them leaves a wife and two children who were to celebrate their 21st birthday in two days”. “The other leaves behind a five-month pregnant woman, parents and of course friends,” he added.

A prison van was attacked this Wednesday, May 14 in Eure. According to information from Le Figaro, three prison officers were killed in this robbery at the Incarville tollbooth, in Val-de-Reuil (Eure). Several armed men attacked the convoy which was transporting a detainee, the latter fled with the attackers. He is known to the courts for attempted homicide, according to Le Parisien.

The “Epervier” plan launched, 200 gendarmes mobilized

Two vehicles, a white Audi A5 and a BMW 5 series attacked the prison van during the extraction of an inmate from Rouen towards Evreux. At the request of the police, national road 154 has been closed in the Evreux-Louviers direction at interchange 4 for an indefinite period, announces Bison Futé.

A flagrant investigation was opened by the Paris judicial court and entrusted to Junalco, which specializes in organized crime. The “Epervier” plan has been launched, more than 200 gendarmes are mobilized. Helicopters are currently flying over the area to try to find the fleeing individuals. Gendarmes from the local search section as well as the central GIGN are mobilized.

“All means are in place to find these criminals”

The Minister of Justice indicated on Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin presents his sincere and saddened condolences to the bereaved families and agents of the Ministry of Justice. All means are being used to find these criminals. On my instruction, several hundred police officers and gendarmes are mobilized,” he declared. Finally, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron affirms that “the Nation stands alongside the families, the injured and their colleagues.” “We will be intractable,” he said to X.



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