High voltage in Arles. This Saturday, an inmate of the central house in Arles attacked around 3:30 p.m., with a homemade weapon, three guards at the end of a visiting room, according to concordant sources. According to our information, the detainee comes from the middle of organized crime and was in solitary confinement before his visit.
The detainee who committed the attack was convicted of criminal imprisonment in several cases, including murder. He is not convicted of acts of terrorism and is not followed for radicalization and cannot be released before 2035. Spotted as a violent prisoner, he has on several occasions in the past, during his detention in different establishments, uttered threats, punished each time according to judicial sources. The motives for the assault are not known at this stage.
It was during the search that the assailant took out his homemade weapon. Among the three injured prison staff, one was seriously hit in the neck before being evacuated by helicopter to the Timone hospital in Marseille. His condition has been stabilized and his vital prognosis is no longer engaged, according to the same source. Another guard was injured in the hand and the other in the back. The other two injured officers were quickly evacuated in the wake.
Entrenched without hostage
The detainee has taken refuge in the visiting area, which has been completely evacuated, but he is not holding anyone hostage. The Marseille regional intervention and security team (Eris) is present on the site. The first team arrived very quickly to secure the visiting rooms, a second team arrived around 6 p.m. The intervention to control the assailant is underway at the time of this writing.
“We have dangerous profiles, we are always suspicious. Attacks are relatively frequent, ”confides a representative of the FO union contacted by Le Parisien. “It is this kind of drama that justifies asking the Minister for more resources to intervene. A whistle and a walkie-talkie are not enough to control a madman, ”the FO trade unionist alarmed.