two agents killed, according to Eric Dupond-Moretti, who assures that the perpetrators will be “arrested” and “punished”


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Two prison administration agents were killed in Eure on Tuesday, May 14, in the attack, at the Incarville tollbooth, on their van which was transporting an inmate between Rouen and Evreux. The latter fled. The Keeper of the Seals, Eric Dupond-Moretti, spoke “two deceased agents” and three “seriously injured”. The Minister of Justice specified that on the days of “two of three” wounded were engaged. Previously, a police Source said a third officer had died.

“Everything will be done to find the perpetrators of this despicable crime”declared Mr. Dupond-Moretti as he left the prison administration crisis unit. “These are people for whom life weighs nothing. They will be arrested, they will be judged, and they will be punished according to the crime they committed.added the minister, emphasizing that the last deaths in the prison administration date back “in 1992”.

The national jurisdiction responsible for the fight against organized crime (Junalco) has taken charge of the investigation, the Paris prosecutor’s office said in a press release. The investigation is open for “murder and attempted murder by an organized gang (carrying life imprisonment), escape and organized gang, acquisition and possession of weapons of war, criminal association with a view to the commission of a crime”.

Call for a “Dead Prisons” day

The man who escaped, born in 1994, is called Mohamed Amra, the prosecution said. ” He was sentenced (…) for a burglary » on May 10. He is also indicted “for kidnapping and sequestration resulting in death”.

“Contrary to what was previously indicated, it [n’avait pas le statut de] particularly marked detainee (DPS), but required a level 3 escort », specified the prosecution in a corrective press release. A level 3 escort requires at least three prison officers, one of whom can be the driver (or three prison officers and a private driver), with additional armed reinforcements from regional intervention and security teams (ERIS) or internal security forces (ISF).

All the prison administration union organizations have called for a “blockage” Wednesday of penitentiary establishments and structures “in support” to the two agents who died in the attack on their van. “This day must be a “Dead Prisons” day and may be renewable”said in a press release the inter-union, which requested “an audience from [mercredi] to the Minister of Justice and his services » to raise a series of demands.

A mobilized GIGN team

According to another police Source contacted by AFP, the attack was carried out shortly after 11 a.m. by a commando of several criminals – the number of whom is unknown at the moment – ​​who used two vehicles. One of the vehicles was found shortly after the incident, “charred”in a location which was not specified by this Source.

The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced that the “Epervier” plan was triggered. “All means are being used to find these criminals. On my instruction, several hundred police officers and gendarmes are mobilized”, he continued. According to a gendarmerie Source, two hundred gendarmes are engaged in this task, as well as a helicopter. A GIGN team is also hired to participate in the hunt for the escapee and his accomplices.

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The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, wrote that the attack “is a shock to us all (…). Everything is being done to find the perpetrators of this crime so that justice can be done in the name of the French people. We will be intractable”.

THE ” country (…) will never back down from violence and attacks” And “stands united, in solidarity behind all those who fight to uphold the law”for his part affirmed the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, before the National Assembly, during the session of questions to the government. “We will spare no effort, no means. We will hunt them down. We will find them. And I tell you, they will pay.”he assured.

The World with AFP

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