A man was arrested Tuesday evening in Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) in the investigation opened after the attack in early October against two police officers violently assaulted in Herblay (Val-d’Oise), we learned from a source close to the investigation.
The suspect, whose identity or alleged role has not been specified, was arrested at 9 p.m. at his home.
Two suspects have been actively sought by investigators of the judicial police for nearly two months and the violent assault on officials on October 7 in an industrial area of Herblay.
Police officers “massacred”
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 having beaten 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”.