Direct. DIRECT. Prison van attacked in Eure: two dead, one prisoner on the run

Direct. DIRECT. Prison van attacked in Eure: two dead, one prisoner on the run
Direct. DIRECT. Prison van attacked in Eure: two dead, one prisoner on the run


Editorial Louviers

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May 14, 2024 at 1:58 p.m.
; updated May 14, 2024 at 4:04 p.m.

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It was around 11 a.m. on Tuesday May 14, 2024, when a prison van was attacked at the Incarville toll (Eure)by armed men, who were traveling in a white Audi.

Two officers were killed in the shootingthree were seriously injured, while the detainee and the perpetrators managed to escape.

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4:02 p.m. Mohamed Amra was in Rouen this morning, indicted in a case of attempted homicide in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. Our information at this link.

3:44 p.m. The two officers who were killed during the shooting came from Caen. Our information at this link.

3:35 p.m. Minister of Justice Eric Dupont-Moretti is expected at 4:45 p.m. this afternoon at the judicial extractions center (PREJ) of the Caen penitentiary center (read our article here), “in order to meet the staff of the “prison administration and to pay tribute to the officers attacked”, explains the Ministry of Justice in a press release.

3:30 p.m. Who is Mohamed Amra, the prisoner on the run? Our article, at this link.

3:19 p.m. In a press release from the Paris judicial court, we learned that the fleeing detainee, Mohamed Amra, 30, was a particularly monitored detainee (DPS). In addition to his conviction by the Evreux court (see 2:00 p.m. message below), he is also “indicted by the JIRS of Marseille for kidnapping and sequestration leading to death”.

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3:13 p.m. Reaction from the prefect of the Normandy region.

3:07 p.m. According to Emmanuel le Mière sur

2:46 p.m. In a press release, the National Jurisdiction for the Fight against Organized Crime (Junalco) announces that it is taking up the investigation.

2:10 p.m. Last week, Mohamed A. appeared before the Evreux court for burglary charges. Story of this hearing at this link.

2 p.m. The Sparrowhawk plan triggered: what is it about? The answers in our dedicated article.

1:56 p.m. Journalists present on the side of the highway are ordered by the authorities to leave the scene. The first investigations are underway.

1:55 p.m. The Louviers gendarmerie company, including Commander Pascaline Tesio, is on site with reinforcements from the gendarmerie units of the department and the region.

1:54 p.m. According to our report present on site, the scientific research brigade is on the scene. The security system put in place aims to freeze the location to preserve traces and clues useful to the investigation.

1:49 p.m. Reaction from Hervé Morin, president of the Normandy Region.

1:48 p.m. “A shock for all of us”: Emmanuel Macron’s reaction.

1:43 p.m. Two cars which would have been used by the attackers and the detainee to escape were found burned. The first in Houetteville, a white Audi. The second next to the Evreux hospital, a BMW 4 series.

1:42 p.m. According to our information, the van was heading from the Rouen court to Evreux prison, where the inmate, Mohamed A., who is incarcerated there for international drug trafficking and attempted homicide, was to return.

1:40 p.m. Reaction from Johan Maugé, departmental secretary of the Un1té police union:

“All my support goes to the colleagues at the prison. I offer my condolences to the family and loved ones of the victims. I am shocked by such violence, it was the work of a very organized team. We are witnessing an increase in violence in our society. »

1:30 p.m. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announces that the “Epervier” plan has been launched. This is a gendarmerie operation triggered following an escape.

1:29 p.m. Reaction from Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior.

1:10 p.m. Reaction of the socialist deputy for the constituency to which Incarville belongs, Philippe Brun.

1:00 p.m. According to BFM, the GIGN will go to the site.

A van was attacked on Tuesday May 14, 2024 at the Incarville tollbooth (Eure). ©PC / Dispatch from Louviers

12:57 p.m. According to our reporter present on site, the Incarville toll area is cordoned off, the highway is closed in both directions of traffic.

12:38 p.m. Reaction from Eric Dupont-Moretti, Minister of Justice.

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