Shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, a police officer was seriously injured in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) as part of a police check.
The victim was injured when a scooter driver refused to submit to the control, several police sources confirm.
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The facts took place at Place de la Croix Bonneau, in the Bellevue district of Nantes, an area known for its drug trafficking and the violence that is regularly linked to it.
A police crew decides to control a young man on board a scooter.
The hospitalized policeman
But the driver refuses to comply and rushes towards a public security assistant.
Seriously injured, the official is taken care of by the Samu and the Smur and then hospitalized.
He suffers from an open fracture in the leg.
As for the driver of the scooter, he abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot.
He has since been the subject of an intense manhunt, especially in Nantes neighborhoods known for their delinquency.