A man was arrested on Tuesday, December 1, in Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) in the investigation opened after the violent attack in early October against two police officers in Herblay (Val-d’Oise), France Télévisions learned from sources policewomen. That man is currently in police custody in Versailles and will be brought before a judge at the Pontoise public prosecutor’s office in charge of the case during the day, specifies a police source at France Télévisions.
Two suspects have been actively sought by investigators from the judicial police for nearly two months and the violent assault on officials on October 7 in an industrial area of Herblay.
Members of the Cergy-Pontoise judicial police, the two police officers, aged 30 and 45, had been attacked by three individuals while they were in an unmarked car under surveillance around 10:30 p.m. After beating them on the ground, the attackers stole their service weapons and opened fire on them several times, seriously injuring them.
Six days after this violent attack, a first man aged 28, who had surrendered himself to the Versailles police, was indicted for “attempted murder of persons in public authority” and placed in detention. This attack had aroused the indignation of the police unions and many reactions, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin considering that they had been “massacred”.