Two men broke into the service accommodation of a couple of gendarmes, which is outside the military compound of the barracks where they are stationed.
A gendarme injured a man with his service weapon Tuesday evening in the Oise after the break-in at his home by two men, one of whom had previously made threats against him, AFP learned from the parquet. At around 10 p.m., two men broke into the service accommodation of this couple of gendarmes, which is outside the military compound of the barracks where they are stationed.
“The two gendarmes were at the time of the facts in the room of their home and, alerted by the break-in of the front door, immediately called 17”, said Caroline Tharot, prosecutor of the Republic of Beauvais. One of the attackers was “A few meters from the gendarmes’ room, one of the two gendarmes ordered him to stop his progress, in vain. The gendarme then used his weapon against one of the attackers, injuring him ”, she continued. The latter’s vital prognosis is not engaged. He was taken to hospital. The second attacker was taken into custody for home invasion, aggravated violence and theft.
The Beauvais prosecutor’s office said that the quality of gendarmes was known to at least one of the intruders. “On the occasion of a previous arrest, one of the accused would have indicated to one of the two gendarmes who were victims of the present facts ‘Don’t worry, I know where you live'”, said Caroline Tharot. One of the alleged assailants had to be summoned in particular “On prior admission of guilt for acts of insult to a person holding public authority, in this case one of the gendarmes at whose home the events of Tuesday occurred”, adds the prosecutor.
Colonel Tugdual Vieillard-Baron, at the head of the Oise group, provided support to the couple of gendarmes. An investigation is underway to determine the more precise circumstances of these events.