French police arrested the suspect this Friday, seriously injuring a gendarme who had been stabbed multiple times in a police station near Nantes after an operation that left two other officers lightly injured following a shooting with the alleged assailant to have.
The first victim is a 40-year-old police officer with more than 15 years of service who was stabbed several times in the arms and legs by a person who, according to preliminary investigations, had entered the police station in the city of La Chapelle sur Erdre, three kilometers north of Nantes to complain about a problem with your vehicle.
The agent is admitted to the Nantes University Hospital and, despite the severity of the injuries, her life is safe, according to Medium Ouest-France sources.
French police then launched a large-scale operation in which more than 200 gendarmes, two helicopters and three canine units searched for the suspect who confiscated the gendarme’s pistol before escaping into a Volkswagen Golf. The vehicle hit a mean value and began to flee on foot.
Finally, the French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin reported that the suspect was arrested after a shooting against the police. According to Ouest-France, two officers sustained minor hand and arm injuries.
Police have not yet linked the attack to the possibility of a terrorist attack until the results of the investigation are in.