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Toulouse: an individual escaped from prison arrested with a handgun and a balaclava

2023-06-23T17:47:21.702Z

Highlights: Two individuals, one of whom was wanted for escaping from the prison of Béziers, were arrested in Toulouse late Thursday evening. Police officers from the specialized field brigade (BST) spotted a vehicle during a patrol in the Matabiau station area. The two men were then arrested in possession of a few grams of drugs, including cocaine. But it is inside the vehicle that the discoveries are surprising. Authorities discovered a loaded pistol, balaclava, gloves and tape. The man who escaped is currently in custody.


During his arrest, the police found in his vehicle a pistol, but also tape and gloves. He was taken into custody.


Two individuals, one of whom was wanted for escaping from the prison of Béziers, were arrested in Toulouse late Thursday evening, learned Le Figaro judicial source, confirming information from La Dépêche. At the time of his arrest, the wanted man was armed with a handgun and balaclava. He was in custody on Friday, June 23.

The arrest took place around 22:45 p.m. on Thursday. Police officers from the specialized field brigade (BST) spotted a vehicle during a patrol in the Matabiau station area from which it emanated a strong smell of cannabis. Occupied by two men, the car is then checked. But his motorist fled on foot, before being quickly caught by the police.

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Pistol, hood, gloves and tape

The two men were then arrested in possession of a few grams of drugs, including cocaine, we were told. But it is inside the vehicle that the discoveries are surprising. Authorities discovered a loaded pistol, balaclava, gloves and tape. They then decide to take the two suspicious people to the police station, taking them into custody.

Checks are carried out in parallel, during which the police discover, first, that the license plate was "made up", and then, that one of the two passengers of the vehicle is wanted since his escape from the prison of Béziers. He had escaped a few weeks ago during a leave of absence.

The man who escaped is currently in custody. Investigations are being conducted, including the weapon found, to understand what the two individuals planned in possession of a balaclava and tape.

Source: lefigaro

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