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Threatening remarks in a TGV: the author tried in April in Metz


The author of comments deemed threatening on Friday February 3 in a TGV Colmar-Paris, resulting in the immobilization and search of the train, will be judged in...

The author of remarks deemed threatening on Friday February 3 in a TGV Colmar-Paris, resulting in the immobilization and search of the train, will be tried in April in Metz for "

threat of destruction

" and use of narcotics, it was said. learned Saturday from the prosecution.

Left free under judicial control, this 24-year-old man will be tried in correctional court on April 14 at 8:30 a.m., public prosecutor Yves Badorc told AFP.

He will appear for "

threat of dangerous destruction to people

" and "

use of narcotics

", facts punishable by six months and one year of imprisonment respectively, he added.

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The analyzes have indeed reported cocaine consumption “

which can be presumed to be contemporary

” with the facts, said the magistrate.

He is "

under reinforced curatorship

" and the psychiatrist who saw him while in police custody deemed his discernment "


", he explained.

Until the trial, he is prohibited from leaving the department of Bas-Rhin, where he resides, continued Yves Badorc.

He will also have to respect an "

obligation of care

" and "

point to the police station of his home

", he added.

"I'm going to explode"

The man had caused a stir on Friday morning in the TGV Colmar-Paris by threatening "

to blow himself up

" and asking passengers if they believed in God, without however having either a weapon or an explosive, had explained to AFP the gendarmerie of the Moselle.

He “

denied having made threats

”, however indicated Yves Badorc, who also qualified the remarks made in the train: those “

which are attributed to him by the witnesses are rather

I am going to explode


According to a police source, the man was subdued by an off-duty policeman who was traveling on the train as part of the travel-protect scheme, a system which allows officers to travel for free in exchange for reporting themselves as such to the chief. on board.

“Threat to commit an attack”

According to the gendarmerie, the TGV which was transporting 280 people had been immobilized at 7:56 a.m. at the Lorraine TGV station, between Nancy and Metz, to "

allow the intervention of the police and the arrest of the individual

" for "

threat to commit an attack


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A "

thorough search

" of the train had been carried out, mobilizing "

a hundred gendarmes

" and dog teams.

The train left around 10:20 a.m., after hearing several witnesses.

According to the gendarmerie, the individual was known for "

similar facts

" on board a train in Reims in 2022.

Source: lefigaro

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