Escape to Pontoise hospital: the detainee arrested in Germany



Lhe detainee who escaped Tuesday evening from Pontoise hospital, where he had been taken by prison officers from Osny prison for treatment, was arrested on Sunday in Germany with his accomplice, he said. we learned from police sources close to the case. 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 information from the French Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ), said, Sunday, one of the police sources, confirming information from the Point. « They were located very, very quickly » thanks to information from the National Fugitive Search Brigade (BNRF), the service specializing in this type of investigation.

The escapee, aged 28, had simulated a suicide attempt on Tuesday evening and had been 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 hospitalized for some time for observation.

Man suspected of murder

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.

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The man, from the Travelers’ community, had been in pre-trial detention since 1is October, 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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