A man in his twenties was taken into police custody on Wednesday for “attempted homicide”. He is suspected of having shot a gendarme in the leg with his service weapon in Sanguinet, far north of the Landes department.
The alleged attacker escaped from the psychiatric hospital in La Teste (Gironde) on Tuesday evening, according to France Bleu. After various thefts, he was arrested by the Gironde police. Finding that he was suffering from psychiatric disorders, the police took him to the hospital for examination. But he made himself the beauty.
The gendarme was operated on in the evening
Thanks to his mother, whom they contacted, investigators found his trace in the parking lot of a supermarket in Sanguinet where he had parked a stolen scooter.
During a traffic check, the soldiers asked him to stop but he first refused to comply. He grabbed a gendarme’s weapon and fired.
The days of the gendarme injured in a thigh and hospitalized in Arcachon (Gironde), are not in danger, said the prosecutor of Mont-de-#Marsan. He underwent surgery in the early evening, according to France Bleu.
The young man was taken into custody at the Parentis-en-#Born gendarmerie. A judicial inquiry is opened. An expert should determine whether there was any impairment of discernment at the time of the occurrence.