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Rouen: armed man shot dead by police, anti-Semitic attack suspected

An individual "obviously wishing to set fire & the synagogue" from Rouen was é shot dead by the police this Friday, May 17. Two investigations were carried out. open.

An attempted anti-Semitic attack Rouen ? This Friday, May 17, the police "neutralizedé" an "armed individualé obviously wanting to set fire to something the city synagogue" indicated&eac; the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, in a post message on X. The events took place early in the morning, around 6:30 a.m. The police intervened on the spot after having been arrested. warned of an outbreak of fire near the place of worship. The anti-Semitic character has yet to be clearly established, but according to the mayor of Rouen, who leaves it up to this question. justice is responsible for deciding, considers that the facts are "fairly clear" on franceinfo.

The suspicious individual was arrested. seen on site trying to burn down the synagogue. Army "a knife and an iron bar" according to a source close to the investigation the AFP, he wasé arrested by the police. The man allegedly tried to kill him. attacked a member of the police and died. after having been é hit by the return fire of a police officer. The police were attacked. congratulated by the Minister of the Interior for “their responsiveness& and their courage.

Two investigations were carried out. open. The first for arson targeting a place of worship and for intentional violence against persons holding authority. public was é entrusted to the General Directorate of the National Police (DGPN) according to prosecutor Fr&déric Teillet. The second concerns the circumstances of the individual's death and was investigated. entrusted to the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN), according to the same source. The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office (Pnat) indicates that it is currently assessing whether it will take up the case.

"A new anti-Semitic drama"

No other victims are reported. deplore according to the mayor of Rouen, Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol. But the synagogue presents material damage according to Natacha Ben Haïm, president of the community. Jewish woman from Rouen, who said she was "displeased" and regrets a catastrophic event with BFMTV. "Lots of furniture" is affected and "everything is black" on certain walls of the building according to her.

The president of the Central Consistory of France, Elie Korchia, reacted to the events and thanked the police forces on The mayor of Rouen, Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol (PS) also reacted and believes that "Through this attack and this attempted fire on the Rouen synagogue, it is not only the community Israelite who is affected. The entire city of Rouen is bruised and in shock. The edile addressed his “thoughtsé the community Israelite.

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