A 36-year-old man suspected of having committed domestic violence on Thursday evening at his home in Val de Gorbio, Menton, was still nowhere to be found on Friday morning.
However, significant resources had been deployed to arrest him.
The latter was finally caught by the police services of the Urban Security of Menton and apprehended at midday, as confirmed by
several concordant sources.
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Thursday evening, around 7:30 p.m., the Menton police services were called for alleged acts of domestic violence.
The agents then learn that the suspect could have several weapons in his home.
And for good reason: the latter is a former soldier, experienced in the handling of weapons and assault techniques.
To the police, the wife of the suspect specifies that her husband was part of the alpine hunters and that he went several times in external operations, in particular in Afghanistan.
The Nice branch of the national police intervention group, the Raid, was immediately called upon.
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On the spot, the elite men begin a first phase of negotiation with the suspect, as is customary.
The latter is unreachable.
While the wife and two children of the former soldier are sheltered with neighbors, the police invest the home.
But again, no one.
The device is finally lifted a little before midnight.
Inside the home, the police find only one weapon, a rifle.
The fugitive is therefore potentially armed.
A report is then issued and the agents of the Urban Security set out to find him.
Friday morning, the latter manage to communicate with the fugitive.
He tells them that he left the country and went to Italy.
By dint of negotiations, the police obtain that he regains the territory.
And it was when he got off the train, at Menton station, that he was finally arrested at the start of the afternoon and placed in police custody.
The police found no weapon on him.
“It was something to be feared
,” admits a senior officer interviewed by