Police knife attack in Cannes: the national anti-terrorist prosecution is not seized, a judicial information opened


The assailant was shot and hospitalized. His state of health “now authorizes the resumption of the course of the procedure”, announces the prosecutor’s office in Grasse, in charge of the case.

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Four days after the attack on police officers with knives, in Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes), “the state of health of the respondent now allows the resumption of the course of the procedure”, announced the parquet floor of Grasse in a press release, Friday, November 12. “The national anti-terrorist prosecution did not retain its jurisdiction, the Grasse prosecution therefore remains in charge of this case”, specifies the prosecutor of Grasse in a press release, Friday, November 12.

A judicial investigation was opened of the counts of “attempted assassinations on police officers” and of “violence resulting in a total interruption of work of less than 8 days with premeditation, weapon and on police officers”. “This referral to the investigating judge is accompanied by a request for the provisional detention of the person concerned”, further specifies the press release. The assailant, a 37-year-old Algerian national, was taken to the Nice hospital after being shot twice.



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