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Vandalized vaccination center in the Doubs: a 16-year-old young man arrested

2021-07-21T12:02:59.067Z

The Audincourt vaccination center, to the south of the agglomeration of Montbéliard in the Doubs, had been the target of a power cut of



The teenager, known to the services was arrested on Tuesday, two days after the act of vandalism on the Audincourt vaccination center, according to France Info.

The power supply circuit breakers had been turned off, and the generator set had been affected.

France Bleu claims that the suspect was circling around the scene, citing the mayor of the town, and that he would have been recognized by municipal officials.

There remains an unknown, the degradation or not of the 3,500 doses of Pfizer vaccines stored in the center's refrigerators during the power cut which lasted more than an hour.

"We put aside these doses to have them analyzed by the central pharmacy of the hospital, which will tell us if they have been affected," said Martial Bourquin, the mayor of Audincourt.

The center resumed normal activity on Monday.

The town hall of Audincourt had lodged a complaint Monday after the facts.

"We realized on Sunday that there was a blackout, and that our generator, which takes over in the event of a breakdown, was also down, which triggered an alarm", Martial Bourquin explained to AFP.

Fingerprint and DNA records

“Our services went to the scene, there were four circuit breakers off and the main power circuit breaker was also off.

There is no doubt about it, the vaccination center was targeted, ”he added, referring to“ unacceptable and unspeakable acts ”.

According to the elected official, the national police carried out fingerprint and DNA surveys on the spot.

Video surveillance extracts should also be used.

"We have taken security measures, all the electrical installation that was outside will now be inside, it will no longer be possible to hack the installation," said Martial Bourquin.

The Audincourt vaccination center shines in the south of the Montbéliard agglomeration, ie an urban area of ​​around 70,000 inhabitants. He resumed "normal" activity Monday morning, "with other doses", according to Mr. Bourquin.

Source: leparis

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