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A municipal policewoman was injured Friday morning in a knife attack in La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, near Nantes, and the suspect is on the run, according to the gendarmerie.
A municipal policewoman was seriously injured Friday morning May 28 in a knife attack in La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, near Nantes. The suspect has fled and is actively sought, according to the gendarmerie.
“I can confirm to you the attack with the knife of the policewoman”, simply indicated to AFP the gendarmerie of the Pays de la Loire. The policewoman’s vital prognosis is engaged. Some 80 gendarmes are hired to find the fleeing suspect.
The attack took place in the premises of the municipal police and the suspect fled on foot, said the gendarmerie.
Children confined to schools
“Children are confined to schools and colleges in the city,” a municipal official told AFP.
80 gendarmes, including the GIGN branch in Nantes, were deployed to find the perpetrator, as well as two helicopters, three dog teams and a squadron of mobile gendarmes. The research section of the Nantes gendarmerie is responsible for the investigation.
“Avoid the area and strictly respect the instructions of the gendarmes,” warned the national gendarmerie on Twitter.
The Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, is expected on site in the afternoon, announced his entourage.
Following the events at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, I went there with @sarahelhairy.
Full support for all municipal police officers.
– Gerald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) May 28, 2021
“My thoughts are with the policewoman attacked this morning in La Chapelle-sur-Erdre and her family. The horror of this new aggression must lead to a national surge to protect those who protect us”, reacted on Twitter Bruno Retailleau, president of the LR group in the Senate.
“With all my heart with this seriously injured municipal policewoman. Courage to our police officers mobilized to arrest the author of this cowardly and barbaric act”, reacted on Twitter the president (LR) of the Pays de la Loire region, Christelle Morancais.