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LIVE. Escape of Mohamed Amra in Incarville (Eure): the hunt almost over ?

The day after the frightening scene near the Incarville toll gate, G&rald Darmanin announced: the deployment of "many resources" to find Mohamed Amra and his “gang”, responsible for the death of two prison officers and currently in the wild.

The essential

  • Two prison vans were taken into custody. attacked this Tuesday in the Eure at the level of the Incarville toll. 
  • The attack took place while the prison convoy was carrying out its attack. the extraction of a detainee from Rouen towards Évreux. The detainee fled with the attackers. They & There were at least five, dressed in black and heavily armed.
  • This Wednesday, hunting à the man continues and the Minister of the Interior G&rald Darmanin announced "lots of ways to find the person who escaped and the gang that freed him". Exceptional means are deployed to try to get their hands on the fugitive, the National Fugitive Search Brigade (BNRF) and the national anti-gang BRI have notably been deployed. dispatched so that the hunt ends quickly and get their hands on Mohamed Amra. 
  • Known by the nickname "The Fly", Mohamed Amra, 30 years old, transferred detaineeé via the convoy, is very unfavorably known to the police and justice services.
  • An investigation is opened for “murder and attempted murder by an organized gang – which carries the penalty of criminal imprisonment”. perpetuity – escape by an organized gang, acquisition and possession of weapons of war, criminal association with a view to committing a crime, indicated Tuesday evening the public prosecutor at a press conference.


05/14/24 – 11:47 p.m. – What we know about the five prison officers killed or injured ;s during the attack on the van in Eure

END OF LIVE – There were five of them, dispatched in two vehicles. Among them, a captain, aged 52 years old, employed in the prison administration since 1996, civil partnership and father of twins born in 2003, and a brigadier supervisor in office since 2009, & 34 years old, married and who was getting ready to go become a father. They both died during the attack. The three other agents, aged 48, 52 and 55, “all fathers”, according to the public prosecutor , they were é injured.

05/14/24 – 11:15 p.m. – After the attack on the van, an investigation opened for murder

Tuesday evening, the prosecutor of the Republic of Paris announced during his press conference that an investigation for murder and attempted murder by an organized gang, but also for escape by an organized gang The acquisition, acquisition and possession of weapons of war and criminal association was investigated. open. 

14/05/24 – 22:47 – What do we know about the attackers ?

The public prosecutor did not give any details. There is no information concerning the attackers of the van, except for the rare violence they showed. Few elements are known about them, their number is barely estimated at "at least five". Tuesday evening, the hunt à the man was continuing and analyzes had to be carried out later. from the different vehicles abandoned on the road.

05/14/24 – 10:16 p.m. – Two vehicles found burned in the Eure department

Still during her press conference, the prosecutor of the Republic of Paris indicated that: that during the attack at the tollgate, the attackers, as the video from the surveillance camera seemed to show, did try to kill them. set fire to the ram vehicle before fleeing. Laure Beccuau also confirmedé the information that two cars had been damaged. found burned inside Houetteville and à Gauville-la-Campagne, after the attack. These are two communes in the department of Eure which are located on the road to Évreux, ' just a few kilometers south of the toll. Samples and analyzes are underway to determine if they have been taken. used by the attackers.

05/14/24 – 9:48 p.m. – Prison officers é ;quot;were able to use their weapon"

The prosecutor of the Republic of Paris, Laure Beccuau, held a press conference this Tuesday evening. After having a word for the victims and their families, she returned to the attack on the van which allowed the escape of Mohamed Amra late in the morning . À On this occasion, the prosecutor revealed that "some" prison officers, who were armed at the time of the events, "were able to use their service weapon".

05/14/24 – 8:32 p.m. – A press conference organized this Tuesday evening

< p>In a press release, the prosecution announced that the prosecutor of the Republic of Paris would give a press conference this Tuesday evening on the case of the ;attack on the prison van. However, the time of this meeting is still unknown.

05/14/24 – 8:11 p.m. – The plan Éhawk raisedé

The Épervier plan triggeredé by the gendarmerie à midday to find the fugitive and his accomplices, wasé lifted at the beginning of the evening, indicated in its franceinfo news. It must be said that this device which allows requisitioning of numerous forces to track down, in particular, a man on the run has a limited duration in time, but also a well-defined perimeter. In this case, the department of Eure was concerned. by the Épervier plan. This device can only last four hours maximum, recalls for its part BFMTV, which specifies that its lifting does not mean the end of the search, while the suspects are still being sought, but an evolution of the system. 60~/p>

05/14/24 – 7:34 p.m. – "How can we take away lives like ça ?" reacts the mother of Mohamed Amra

Interviewed by RTL, the mother of the detainee who The escapee, Mohamed Amra, showed his incomprehension of the facts that are alleged against him. his son. "How can we take away lives like ça ?" she asked, ensuring that she had not been attacked. aware of his intentions. “He didn't show me anything, I don't understand,” she said. 

05/14/24 – 6:46 p.m. – Mohamed Amra had already attempted to escape.. Sunday

According to information from franceinfo, but also the confidences of Mohamed Amra's lawyer à BFMTV, the thirty-year-old had already attempted to escape on Sunday while he was in the city. the Evreux remand center. He had then literally seen it. the bars of his cell. "This éelement suggests that there was an attempted escape in preparation", confides Me Hugues Vivier, who for his part said "completely stunned" by the events of the day. 

14/05/24 – 17:58 – The fugitive linked to organized crime

According to France 3 Normandie, "La Mouche", the nickname of Mohamed Amra, would also be associated with to organized crime. "He has notably beené involved in drug cases, but also kidnapping, sequestration and attempted homicide. On the other hand, it would not be recorded like a radicalized inmate. This Tuesday afternoon, the fugitive and his accomplices are still on the run.

14/05/24 – 17 :36 – Mohamed Amra à the head of a network ?

According to a source close to the matter à the AFP, the detained on the run, Mohamed Amra would be involved in involved in drug trafficking and is also suspected of being involved in drug trafficking. for having sponsored the murders linked to these traffics. "He is à the head of a network" reports TF1/LCI according to another source close to the matter.

14/05/24 – 17:29 – A call to block prisons

< p>According to information from Ouest France, Force Ouvrière (FO) penitentiary, calls all professions linked to prisons to walk out and blockades . BFMTV adds that the Lunes prison, Les Baumettes and the Draguignan penitentiary center will be blocked from this Wednesday by union action.

05/14/24 – 4:50 p.m. – The fugitive was not “particularly reported” ;quot; (DPS)

Contrary to the first information published this Tuesday, the detainee on the run “was not a particularly high-profile detainee” ;quot; DPS, indicatedé the Paris prosecutor's office with TF1/LCI. According to a source &agrav; According to the AFP, the prison convoy did not have a police or gendarmerie escort. Escorts are generally reserved for prisoners who are particularly closely monitored.

05/14/24 – 4:40 p.m. – The Eure prefecture sets up a crisis unit

"A crisis unit is in place à the prefecture of Eure, around the prefect" can we read on X (formerly Twitter). "A psychological support unit can be reached for witnesses of the attack by dialing 15".

05/14/24 – 4:24 p.m. – Who is Mohamed Amra, the detainee on the run since Tuesday ?

The man who was killed released by the attackers was quickly destroyed. identified by the public prosecutor of the Republic of Paris. This is Mohamed Amra, a man born in early 1994, which was "particularly monitored".

05/14/24 – 3:10 p.m. – Gabriel Attal's tribute from the National Assembly

"This morning two prison administration officers died while carrying out their duties" indicated Prime Minister Gabriel Attal from the National Assembly. "The Republic wasé attacked. The republican order was destroyed. targeted, it is the refusal of impunity at which we shot. I want to pay tribute to them. Our pain is that of an entire country shocked; by this attack of unprecedented violence, by the cowardice of these authors" he continues.

05/14/24 – 3:05 p.m. – The authors "will be punished& oacute;s &agrav; the height of the crime they committed" assures Dupond-Moretti

"Everything will be done to find the perpetrators of this despicable crime" saidé the Minister of Justice. "These are people for whom life weighs nothing. They will be arrested, tried and punished according to their circumstances. the height of the crime they committed" continues the Minister of Justice this Tuesday early in the afternoon. 

14 /05/24 – 2:56 p.m. – The Paris public prosecutor's office refers the matter to the Central Office for the Fight against Crime. organized

The Paris public prosecutor's office has referred the matter to the Central Office for the Fight against Crime. organized crime and the Rouen judicial police of the investigation into the offenses of "murder and attempted murder by an organized gang", " éescape and organized gang", "acquisition and possession of weapons of war" and "criminal association with a view to committing a crime".  

In a press release, the Paris prosecutor Laure Beccuau has just announced that the man who fled after the attack on the convoy was a " ;kept particularly supervisedé" (DPS).

05/14/24 – 2:45 p.m. – An escape attempt two days later ;ocirc;t

Nicknamed "The Fly", the fugitive who was é on board the prison convoy at the time of the attack, Mohamed A., had attempted to kill him. to saw the bars of his cell two days earlier, according to a prison source from Le Parisien. He was then é placed in a disciplinary unit and his supervision level had been reduced. éhighé &agrav; "Escort 3".

05/14/24 – 2:42 p.m. – The fugitive sentencedé &agrav; 18 months in prison

The hunt continues at the beginning of the afternoon. The inmate on the run after the attack this Tuesday morning is now on the run. 30 years old. He was é condemned &agrav; 18 months in prison last Tuesday by the judicial court of Evreux for aggravated thefts, in particular thefts in supermarkets and businesses in the suburbs of apos;&Evreux between August and October 2019. He is also indicted for attempted homicide & Saint-Étienne du-Rouvray and à Marseille for intentional homicide committed on June 17, 2022 & Aubagne on a resident of Dreux, in a drug trafficking case, according to information from BFMTV.

14/05/24&amp ;nbsp;- 2:30 p.m. – Vital prognosis engagedé 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 are at the moment whenù I am speaking to you committed&eac;" saidé the Minister of Justice this Tuesday. A third was released from the hospital after an injury to his body. the ear, always from everyday life. 

14/05/24 – 2:23 p.m. – The Epervier plan launched, how ç it worked ?

The Epervier plan was été triggered since late morning. This device launchedé 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 the same time. strategic points. In total, 200 gendarmes were mobilized after the attack on the prison convoy this Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

05/14/24 – 2:19 p.m. – "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.

This Tuesday, two prison administration agents were arrested. You were killed and three were killed. seriously injured during the robbery of two vans, at the Incarville toll gate in Eure. The convoy was transporting a detainee between Evreux and Rouen. This is Mohamed Amra, known as "La Mouche", a repeat offender and sentenced to prison. &agrav; 18 months in prison suspended by the Evreux court for burglary, indicates the National Jurisdiction for the Fight against Crime. organized. He is also indicted for murder and attempted murder by an organized gang, leading to imprisonment for up to 5 years. perpetuity. This Wednesday, May 15, the hunt continues to try to get their hands on the fugitive. 

"Means of international cooperation" deployed according to Darmanin

"We put a lot of effort into finding the person who escaped and the gang that freed him' in despicable conditions. Means of international cooperation have been developed. put &agrav; at the request of the President. I hope, in the days to come, we will see more question the person, that he/she answers for his/her actions, and for the gang of murderers" indicated this morning Gérald Darmanin on RTL. "He wasn’t the biggest offender we knew. The killing, the disproportionate means put in place to free this person, do not correspond to the biggest offender we have in our prisons. We will also have to put this savagery that affects our society on trial. continues the Minister of the Interior this Wednesday. 

The national anti-gang BRI dispatched

The magistrates of the National Jurisdiction for the fight against crimeé organized (Junalco) have opened an investigation for "murder and attempted murder" and "éescape in an organized gang", entrusted to the Central Office for the Fight against Crime (OCLCO) and the Rouen judicial police. In this hunt, major means are out. The National Fugitive Search Brigade (BNRF), the national anti-gang BRI and the banditry repression brigades from Rennes and Nantes are on deck.

The Minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti visited meeting the colleagues of the deceased to show their support, and their determination and that of the State to the idea of ​​capturing "The Fly" – Mohamed Amra – and his accomplices, now considered “public enemies number 1”. For his part, the socialist mayor of Alençon Joaquim Pueyo, former director of the prisons of Fresnes and Fleury-Mérogis assures that he ' quot;we will have to find solutions to strengthen securityé of these escorts. The vehicles, the weaponry, is it suitable for use? face &agrav; guns à pump or assault. I think there are a lot of reforms going on in the world. do " he declared. in the columns of Figaro.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116