Through Editorial staff La Presse de la Manche
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Two policewomen were injured in the face, this Thursday, December 2 at around 3:30 p.m., by a 36-year-old man armed with a saber.
As we indicated in the previous article, it came from vtake a car to Cherbourg, in the sector of Malakoff.
Following the assault in Tourlaville, the Prefect of Manche went to the police station in #Cherbourg. He went to meet officials whose professionalism he praised.
– Prefect of Manche (@ Prefecture50) December 2, 2021
Theft under the threat of a saber
The prosecution has unveiled the conditions of the theft of the Citroën C3: the 30-year-old threatened the driver with a Japanese sword, also known as the katana.
the public prosecutor in Cherbourg, Yves Le Clair, provided some details to AFP.
“A police patrol was passing just then. He threw himself at the police officers with a saber and wounded them in the face.”
The prosecutor also assured that the injuries suffered by the two police officers, led to Pasteur Hospital in Cherbourg, were “superficial”.
Total support for the two policewomen cowardly attacked in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin and the entire National Police who act daily for our security.
– Jean-Michel Houllegatte (@JMHoullegatte) December 2, 2021
Hit three times
The third patrol policeman, who shot the suspect from inside the car, got it right hit three times. Aware of the arrival of help, the suspect was evacuated by helicopter to Caen hospital.
Finally, Yves Le Clair has ruled out any “terrorist motivation”.
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