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Police officer attacked in La Rochelle: suspect's motivations unknown, terrorist act ruled out

In La Rochelle, a police officer was arrested. attacked stabbed by a man &agrav; inside a police station on Tuesday February 13. The attacker was killed. placed on guard &agrav; view, but his motivations are not clearly established.

The investigation continues after the attack on a police officer at his workplace. Tuesday February 13, an individual showed up. &agrav; the reception of the La Rochelle police station, in Charente-Maritime, and attacked an official. The armed man a knife was used immobilized &agrav; using a taser and quickly mastered the attack. thanks to à the intervention of five people. The police officer was arrested. injured and has several wounds, notably on his hands and neck, but his life is out of danger.

The suspect was arrested. placed on guard &agrav; seen and is still heard by investigators this Wednesday, February 14, announced the prosecutor of the Republic of La Rochelle, Arnaud Laraize, at a press conference. are &agrav; this stage not yet known. It nevertheless seems that no terrorist designs are at stake. the &work", specifiedé the magistrate who adds that the national anti-terrorism prosecutor's office informed of the facts "did not grasp". The man suspected of for having attacked the police officer is not known to the police.

If the motivations for the attack are not yet clearly established, depending on how it happened, facts reported by Sud-Ouest, the suspect asked  &agrav; speak to the official who took the complaint from his ex-partner a few hours earlier and in which he was accused of of intra-family violence. The police officer concerned Then he introduced himself. and was é hit and dagger by the attacker. An investigation was carried out into the matter. opened for the count of attempted murder of a police officer. A qualification justified by the carrying of a bladed weapon, the blows carried and the "perseverérance" of the suspect "despiteé the intervention of a third party. 

Unions angry after police officer's attack

Contact by Sud-Ouest, the Unité SGP Police denounced this aggression: "We are shocked once again by this gratuitous violence committed against the police. This attack is violent and traumatic. The union would like "the installation of a security gate” in front of the police stations which could have prevented the attacker, while he was armed, from returning to the police station. easily in the police station. The union also calls for "anonymization of procedures" so that the names of the police officers involved in a case are not disclosed. The injured police officer in fact had his name on the complaint filed the day before, which would have allowed his attacker to find him. The latter would have acted out of anger or revenge.

Violence against the police à repeat

Several incidents involving police officers have taken place near La Rochelle in recent months. Last May, a police officer was arrested. seriously injured by a fleeing driver, as previously reported CNews. Even more recently, in August, a police officer had his thumb severed by a cyclist during a check. The latter was é stopé because he was wearing headphones while cycling. Not accepting the verbalization, he was arrested. belted and while struggling, he bit the hand of a BAC official, tearing off his first phalanx of his thumb.

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