The police arrested Thursday morning and took into custody a 59-year-old pensioner suspected of having tagged swastikas on the vaccination center of Saint-Paul-lès-Dax, in the Landes.
The man, unknown to the police, was arrested at his home, in the same town, by investigators from the Dax police station who were able to trace it back to him thanks to the cross-checking of "a precise description" and " various testimonies ”, according to a source close to the investigation.
Heard by the police, the fifty-year-old has so far been "rather confused" in his remarks, she said.
On Monday morning, staff at the vaccination center discovered swastikas, some of which had been drawn upside down.
Similar signs were found the next day, Tuesday, drawn with a marker on a poster indicating the vaccination center and people witnessed insults and threats made Tuesday and Wednesday by a man against reception staff from the center, according to the same source.
France Bleu Gascogne indicated that one of its journalists, "also potentially threatened by the same man", had been heard by the police as part of the investigation opened by the prosecution for "degradation of public utility" .
Do you know what we did to the collaborators after the war?"
Asked this person to the journalist after referring the question of vaccines.
The town hall of Saint-Paul-lès-Dax has announced a reinforcement of security measures with the presence of a vigil inside and of national and municipal police personnel on the outskirts of the center.