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French prison inmate on the run and two officers shot dead after convoy attacked

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May21,2024

Two prison officers have been shot dead and three others seriously wounded when a gang attacked a convoy in northern France today so as to free a convicted drug dealer.

The bloodbath unfolded on Tuesday at a motorway toll booth near the town of Val-de-Reuil, Normandy, and led to Mohamed A. escaping. The ambush took place near a toll booth on the A154 motorway, which is now closed in both directions.

The prisoner and gang members initially escaped in two cars – an Audi A5 and a BMW 5 series. The BBC reports that the prisoner is still on the run with the attackers.

A local police souce said: “The ambush happened at the Incarville toll booth on the A154 road. Kalashnikovs are thought to be have been used.

“Three prison officers are thought to be dead, and three others are seriously wounded.

Alexandre Rassaërt, president of the Eure Departmental Council, which covers Vale-de-Reuil, said: “I was frozen with horror when I learned of the real carnage that took place at the Incarville tollbooth.

“I sincerely hope that the gang of killers who carried out this bloody attack will be quickly arrested.

“All my thoughts go to the families of the service agents. penitentiary who escorted the detainees and who were killed or seriously injured during this attack which gave them no chance.

“I also think of all the prison administration guards who, every day, guard prisoners at the risk of their lives.

France’s Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti said: “All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and their colleagues.”

French justice minister, Eric Dupond-Moretti, said the man escaped while being transferred from a courthouse to a prison in Rouen. The man, and his accomplices “didn’t hesitate to shoot the prison officers using heavy weapons”.

He says the two killed officers both had families. The wife of the one of the officers who was killed was also five months pregnant, according to the minister.

Dupond-Moretti is now heading to Caen to meet the colleagues of the officers who were killed.

He added: “Everything – and I mean everything – will be put in place to find the perpetrators of this vile crime. [The perpetrators] are people for whom life has no value. They will be found and punished in a way proportionate to the crime.”

French President Emmanuel Macron says the attack this morning is a “shock to us all”. He wrote on X: “The nation stands alongside the families, the injured and their colleagues. Everything is being done to find the perpetrators of this crime so that justice can be done in the name of the French people.”

Tyler Mitchell

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  1. It’s truly tragic to hear about the senseless violence targeting prison officers who risk their lives every day to ensure public safety. My heart goes out to the families of the victims and the wounded officers. I hope the authorities swiftly capture the perpetrator and bring them to justice.

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