While the alleged perpetrators of the assault are still on the run this Friday, this police officer, transferred urgently to the hospital, is in an intensive care unit.
According to Franceinfo, he intervened around 12:20 am in Rive-de-Gier, in the Loire, with colleagues, in order to ascertain the presence on site of a group of disruptors on the public highway.
Aluminum bottles, breeze blocks and cans
The small group reacted strongly to the arrival of the police and threw projectiles at them, including bottles, pieces of cinder block and aluminum cans, taking them to task, while the officials retaliated with tear gas canisters, said. a police source at Le Parisien.
It was in the midst of these clashes that a policeman in his fifties, who allegedly tried to reach his vehicle to take cover, received a glass bottle in the head, causing a loss of knowledge.
His colleagues, who were about to retreat, found him inert, lying on the ground.
Suffering from a subdural hematoma, he was transferred to the North Hospital of Saint-Etienne and is today in an intensive care unit, while the suspected perpetrators of the bottle throwing have taken a tangent.