A 27-year-old man, Fouad M., was arrested on Wednesday January 26 in Valence (Drôme) after stabbing the tires of a police car parked in front of the police station with a knife,
learned from a source close to the police.
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The defendant, already known to the police but unknown to the intelligence services, was surprised shortly before 4 p.m. by a police crew returning from patrol.
As officials pulled over, they observed a man stabbing the front wheels of a vehicle parked a short distance away.
The man was immediately arrested and taken into custody.
Two knives and a knuckle duster were found on him.
Mutique, he said nothing of his motives.
The investigation entrusted to the departmental security continues.
A psychiatric expertise of the respondent is notably scheduled for this Thursday, January 27.