Tuesday, May 17 in the early evening, two peacekeepers arrested an individual armed with a knife Gare de l'Est, in the 10th arrondissement of Paris.
Aged 25, this man of Nigerian origin in an irregular situation on French soil obviously wanted to end his life according to the method of "suicide by cop" or "suicide by police officer", we learned this Thursday from a police source. .
A behavior which consists in threatening the police in order to be shot down.
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It all started around 8 p.m., when a McDonald's employee located in the Saint-Martin hall showed up at the station police station.
The restaurateur comes to report the presence of an individual with a knife.
The latter would have notably threatened a fast-food employee by miming a sign of slitting his throat with his weapon.
Two police officers immediately go to the scene and come face to face with the attacker.
Particularly agitated, the man attacks a security guard at the station.
He walks towards her, knife in hand.
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The peacekeepers then draw their service weapon, and summon him several times to put down his weapon.
Far from surrendering, he threatens them with his knife in a "hostile" way - as the two agents will indicate in their report that we have obtained.
“You can shoot me!
[You can shoot me!]”, “Shoot me!
he goes so far as to implore, hoping that the police will open fire in his direction.
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After a short moment of hesitation, and while the police still enjoin him to lay down his weapon, the maniac retreats and progresses in the station, towards the platforms.
He even ends up turning his back on the agents, who immediately pounce on him.
One of them belts him from behind and tackles him to the ground.
In his fall, the man drops his knife which is recovered by the second agent.
Handcuffed and arrested, the madman is taken to the police station to be heard by a judicial police officer as part of his placement in police custody.
Examined by a doctor, he is deemed fit to be heard.
His hearing was still in progress this Wednesday at midday.
The two peacekeepers filed a complaint, as did the threatened security guard.
Last Wednesday in Marseille, a man with a butcher's knife was shot dead by the police in a shop in a shopping center, because of a "threatening" attitude.
The track favored by the prosecution is again a “suicide by cop” on the part of an aggressor, at the end.
The security guard had tried to appease him but "
the man did not want to hear anything, retorting 'being fed up with this world', 'having made his decision a long time ago and regretting that Putin did not do the job'
" , detailed the Marseille prosecutor, Dominique Laurens, during a press briefing.