Escape to Pontoise hospital: the detainee and his accomplice arrested in Germany


After the exceptional escape of a detainee at Pontoise hospital (Val-d’Oise), this Tuesday, the man and his accomplice were arrested in Germany this Sunday.

The escape took place at Pontoise hospital (Val-d’Oise) on Tuesday. The detainee and his accomplice, still on the run since, were arrested in Germany on Sunday.

The man and his companion, who had shot one of the guards with a long weapon, were arrested in Düsseldorf by the German police, thanks to the information of the central direction of the French judicial police (DCPJ), specified the one of the police sources, confirming information point.

« They were very quickly located » thanks to information from the National Fugitive Search Brigade (BNRF), the service specializing in this type of investigation.

According to a police source at Webrema, the fugitives had a gun on them, prompting the use of intervention services in Germany.

On the run since Tuesday

The escapee, aged 28, had simulated a suicide attempt on Tuesday evening and was transported to the Pontoise hospital center.

Arrived at the emergency room, he was expected by his companion, a minor according to the Pontoise prosecutor’s office. It quickly fired at an unarmed prison warden, hitting him in the back. The couple had fled in a vehicle, detailed the prosecution.

The supervisor, protected by his bulletproof vest, had been briefly hospitalized for observation.

The sources, however, did not mention at this stage the arrest of a third man, who would have been on the lookout, according to the first elements of the investigation provided by a police source.

The BNRF and the PJ of Versailles had been cosaisies of the investigation, entrusted since Friday to an examining magistrate.

The man, from the community of Travelers, had been in pre-trial detention since October 1, in the investigation of an assassination committed at the end of September, according to the Pontoise prosecutor’s office. He is suspected of having killed an 18-year-old young man in Valenton (Val-de-Marne) on the night of September 28 to 29. He has also been convicted on multiple occasions, in particular for traffic offenses and acts of aggravated violence, according to the same source.

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