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LIVE. Vans attacked in Incarville (Eure): images of the attack broadcast, the hunt continues

In Eure, several men attacked the prison convoy responsible for transferring an inmate, near the Incarville tollbooth. Two deaths are to be deplored according to information from AFP.

The essential

  • Two prison vans were attacked this Tuesday in Eure at the Incarville tollbooth.
  • The attack took place while the prison convoy was extracting an inmate from Rouen to Evreux.
  • Two prison officers died after the attack according to AFP. The detainee fled with the attackers.
  • Known by the nickname “The Fly”, Mohamed Amra, 30 years old, detainee transferred via the convoy, is very unfavorably known to the police and justice services.


17:36 – Mohamed Amra at the head of a network?

According to a source close to the case at AFP, the detainee on the run, Mohamed Amra, is involved in drug trafficking and is also suspected of having ordered murders linked to this trafficking. “He is at the head of a network” reports TF1/LCI according to another source close to the matter.

17:29 – A call to block prisons

According to information from Ouest France, Force Ouvrière (FO) penitentiary, calls all professions linked to prisons to strike and blockades. BFMTV adds that the Lunes prison, Baumettes and the Draguignan penitentiary center will be blocked from this Wednesday by union action.

16:50 – The fugitive was not “particularly noted detainee” (DPS)

Contrary to the first information published this Tuesday, the detainee on the run “was not a particularly high-profile detainee” DPS, the Paris prosecutor’s office told TF1/LCI. According to an AFP source, the prison convoy did not have a police or gendarmerie escort. Escorts are generally reserved for prisoners who are particularly closely monitored.

16:40 – The Eure prefecture sets up a crisis unit

“A crisis unit is in place at the Eure prefecture, around the prefect” we can read on X (ex-Twitter). “A psychological support unit can be reached for witnesses to the attack by dialing 15.”

16:24 – Who is Mohamed Amra, the detainee on the run since Tuesday?

The man who was freed by the attackers was quickly identified by the Paris public prosecutor’s office. This is Mohamed Amra, a man born in March 1994, who was “particularly monitored”.

3:10 p.m. – Gabriel Attal’s tribute from the National Assembly

“This morning two prison administration officers died while carrying out their duties,” said Prime Minister Gabriel Attal from the National Assembly. “The Republic was attacked. The republican order was targeted, it was the refusal of impunity that was shot at. I want to pay tribute to them. Our pain is that of an entire country shocked by this attack of incredible violence, by the cowardice of these authors” he continues.

15:05 – The perpetrators “will be punished commensurate with the crime they committed” assures Dupond-Moretti

“Everything will be done to find the perpetrators of this despicable crime,” declared the Minister of Justice. “These are people for whom life weighs nothing. They will be arrested, judged and punished commensurate with the crime they committed” continued the Minister of Justice this Tuesday early in the afternoon.

2:56 p.m. – The Paris public prosecutor’s office refers the matter to the Central Office for the Fight against Organized Crime

The Paris prosecutor’s office has referred the investigation to the Central Office for the Fight against Organized Crime and the Rouen judicial police into the offenses of “murder and attempted murder by an organized gang”, “escape and organized gang”, ” acquisition and possession of weapons of war” and “criminal association with a view to the commission of a crime”.

14:52 – The fugitive was a “particularly monitored detainee”

In a press release, Paris prosecutor Laure Beccuau has just announced that the man on the run after the attack on the convoy was a “particularly monitored detainee” (DPS).

2:45 p.m. – An escape attempt two days earlier

Nicknamed “The Fly”, the fugitive who was on board the prison convoy at the time of the attack, Mohamed A., had tried to saw the bars of his cell two days earlier, according to a prison source from Le Parisien. He was then placed in a disciplinary unit and his supervision level was raised to “Escort 3”.

14:42 – The fugitive sentenced to 18 months in prison

The hunt continues into the early afternoon. The inmate on the run after the attack this Tuesday morning is 30 years old. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison last Tuesday by the Évreux judicial court for aggravated thefts, in particular thefts from supermarkets and businesses in the suburbs of Évreux between August and October 2019. He is also imprisoned. examination for attempted homicide in Saint-Étienne du-Rouvray and in Marseille for intentional homicide committed on June 17, 2022 in Aubagne on a resident of Dreux, in a drug trafficking case, according to information from BFMTV.

2:30 p.m. – Vital prognosis initiated for two prison officers

According to information from Le Parisien, two prison officers are still in critical situation: “The vital prognosis of two of them is committed as I speak to you” declared the Minister of Justice on Tuesday. A third was released from hospital after an ear injury, according to the daily.

14:23 – The Epervier plan launched, how does it work?

The Epervier plan has been activated since late morning. This system launched by the gendarmerie allows important searches to be carried out to find a common law fugitive. It mobilizes all units on the ground for a given time and within a defined perimeter. The system also makes it possible to involve the departments bordering that of Eure and to set up checkpoints at strategic points. In total, 200 gendarmes are mobilized after the attack on the prison convoy this Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

14:19 – “Our country is in mourning” declares Eric Dupond-Moretti

“Our country is in mourning” reacted the Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, after the attack on the prison convoy. Emu, the Minister of Justice indicates that two men are dead, “one of them leaves a wife and two children who were to celebrate their 21st birthday in two days”. “The other leaves behind a five-month pregnant woman, parents and of course friends,” he added.

Two prison vans were attacked this Wednesday, May 14 in Eure. According to information from Le Figaro, three prison officers were killed in this robbery at the Incarville tollbooth, in Val-de-Reuil (Eure). Several armed men attacked the convoy which was transporting a detainee, the latter fled with the attackers. He is known to the courts for attempted homicide, according to Le Parisien.

The “Epervier” plan launched, 200 gendarmes mobilized

Two vehicles, a white Audi A5 and a BMW 5 series attacked the prison van during the extraction of an inmate from Rouen towards Evreux. At the request of the police, national road 154 has been closed in the Evreux-Louviers direction at interchange 4 for an indefinite period, announces Bison Futé.

A flagrant investigation was opened by the Paris judicial court and entrusted to Junalco, which specializes in organized crime. The “Epervier” plan has been launched, more than 200 gendarmes are mobilized. Helicopters are currently flying over the area to try to find the fleeing individuals. Gendarmes from the local search section as well as the central GIGN are mobilized.

“All means are in place to find these criminals”

The Minister of Justice indicated on Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin presents his sincere and saddened condolences to the bereaved families and agents of the Ministry of Justice. All means are being used to find these criminals. On my instructions, several hundred police officers and gendarmes are mobilized,” he declared. Finally, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron affirms that “the Nation stands alongside the families, the injured and their colleagues.” “We will be intractable,” he said to X.

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