Prison van attacked, at least two killed

Prison van attacked, at least two killed
Prison van attacked, at least two killed

Gendarmerie scientific technicians at the scene of the attack.

AFP

At least two prison officers died Tuesday morning in the attack at the Incarville toll booth on their van which was transporting an inmate between Rouen and Évreux, who fled, we learned from reliable sources.

“A prison convoy was attacked in Eure. Two of our prison officers have died, three are seriously injured. All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and their colleagues,” Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti said on X (ex-Twitter), who said he was going to “the crisis unit.” of his ministry.

A gendarmerie Source specified that the results of this attack were two dead and three seriously injured, including at least one in an absolute emergency.

A local police Source indicated that a third officer had died in the attack.

“Three prison officers died as victims of shotgun fire” during the attack around 11 a.m. “at the ram car” at the Incarville tollbooth in the Eure of a van which was transporting an inmate, said this Source. He fled.

Commando with two vehicles

According to another police Source, the attack was carried out by a commando of several criminals who used two vehicles.

One of these vehicles was found shortly after the events, “charred”, in a location which was not specified by this Source.

The first police Source indicated that the criminals had fled and that one of them was injured.

On the A154 motorway, at the Incarville tollbooth, where traffic was interrupted, there were several police vehicles and a white tent was set up, noted an AFP correspondent on site.

“Sincere and saddened condolences to the bereaved families and agents of the Ministry of Justice. The plan + Epervier + has been triggered. All means are being used to find these criminals. On my instructions, several hundred police officers and gendarmes are mobilized,” Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin wrote on X.

200 gendarmes, a helicopter, the GIGN

200 gendarmes are involved, mainly departmental gendarmes and bikers from Eure but also from neighboring departments (Seine-Maritime, Calvados, Val-d’Oise and Yvelines), as well as a helicopter, detailed a gendarmerie Source. . The Central Office for the Fight against Organized Crime (OCLCO) was contacted, added the same Source.

The GIGN of Satory (Yvelines) went there in search of the escaped detainee and his accomplices, according to the gendarmerie.

The fugitive detainee, Mohamed Amra, was born “in March 1994.” “On May 10, 2024, he was convicted by the Évreux court for burglary. He was also indicted by the Marseille JIRS for kidnapping and sequestration leading to death,” Paris prosecutor Laure Beccuau said in a press release. He is nicknamed “La Mouche”, according to “Le Parisien”.

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