Police in France shoot alleged people smuggler as he tries to escape
YETERDAY a French border police official (PAF) was injured during a traffic stop near Dunkirk, in the North. The police were forced to fire their guns at the motorist who was also injured.
The events unfolded on the A16 motorway, near the town of Loon-Plage, near Dunkirk, when a PAF patrol saw a vehicle stopped on the emergency stop lane and decided to carry out a check.
When the police approached the vehicle, several people who were inside fled on foot across fields. The driver then tried to escape by driving away. It was during this maneuver that he struck one of the officers, injuring him slightly. The police fired at the fugitive, who was shot in the arm. He was then overpowered and arrested. The two injured were taken care of by the emergency services and transported to the Dunkerque Hospital.
The authorities have not provided any information on the motivations of the defendant. However, according to sources, the man was an alleged smuggler who transported migrants.