At around 4 a.m. this Friday, while the police were intervening in the context of the compulsory placement in the hospital of a man, a woman threw them a product which resembled acid.
The police officers, who intervened "on a family dispute", "were taken to task by a woman totally outside the intervention", indicates the Alliance Police union of Haute-Garonne.
According to the Dépêche du Midi, on their arrival on the scene, the police saw a man screaming in front of his ex-partner's accommodation located in a street in the Saint-Michel district of Toulouse.
Seeking to win back the latter, he showed up on the spot but she turned him away.
Angry, he kicked and punched his ex's vehicle, and threatened to kill himself.
He threw his head several times against a wall.
The police then handcuffed him and put him in their vehicle for his own safety.
Burns to the face and respiratory tract
At that time, a 35-year-old woman who had nothing to do with the operation arrived and asked officials to release the man. After being "first evicted" by a policewoman, the woman sprayed a first officer with a liquid which, "after verification", would be acid. The official, who "has burns to her face and respiratory tract", was taken to hospital. "Liquid splashes also hit the other two colleagues in the vehicle," one of whom was burned in the face, according to Alliance.
The 35-year-old woman who dumped the liquid was arrested. "This act is completely free, this person came to hinder the work of the police, we obviously ask for firm and exemplary sanctions", reacts Grégory Hemous, deputy departmental secretary of Haute-Garonne of the Alliance national police union.