Its motivations are not yet known, nor its final goal.
This Tuesday morning, a 32-year-old man stabbed himself twice in front of the police station in Épinal (Vosges).
It was 7:55 am, the time at which the postmaster, the building entrance lookout, who receives both newcomers and phone calls takes office.
According to Vosges Matin, the man would have explained to the station manager via the intercom that he had just witnessed a homicide.
The official opens the first door of the airlock to him.
He then finds that the man is nervous and, before opening the second door of the airlock, asks him, for safety, to open his jacket.
The man runs.
He takes out a knife and inflicts three blows on the abdomen before losing consciousness.
Knife with a 20 cm blade
Known for cases of drugs, rebellion, and carrying weapons, living in Épinal, the thirty-something was hospitalized.
Its vital prognosis is engaged.
The weapon with which he struck himself was a ceramic knife with a 20 cm blade.
Fearing a scenario similar to the Rambouillet attack, the prefect and the public prosecutor went very quickly to the scene. On April 23, a man, Jamel Gorchane, entered the Rambouillet (Yvelines) police station and fatally stabbed an administrative secretary, Stéphanie Montfeture. This Tuesday morning in Epinal, two members of the administrative staff, unarmed, were in the reception hall, according to France Bleu.