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

Both were arrested in Düsseldorf by the German police, thanks to information from the French Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ).

A little less than a week after his escape during a transfer to the Pontoise hospital, a 28-year-old man was arrested and arrested with his accomplice, AFP learned this Sunday, December 26 at the end of the day of 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 the information of the central direction of the French judicial police (DCPJ), specified in during the day one of the police sources, confirming information from the Point.

The fugitive, aged 28, had simulated a suicide attempt on Tuesday evening in his cell at Osny remand center and had been transported to the Pontoise hospital center. Arrived at the emergency room, he was awaited by an accomplice, armed with a long weapon, who quickly fired at an unarmed prison supervisor, hitting him in the back. The detainee, helped by his accomplice, had then fled in a vehicle, detailed the Pontoise prosecution.

A third man who was on watch had also fled with them, according to a police source. They were actively sought with the distribution of a sheet to services nationwide. The supervisor, protected by his bulletproof vest, had been briefly hospitalized for observations. The National Fugitive Search Brigade and the Versailles PJ were therefore jointly involved in the investigation.

Coming from the community of Travelers, he 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. The latter 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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