A young man was arrested by the Bordeaux police on Thursday, May 10 at 1 p.m., after exhibiting a rifle in the forecourt of Bordeaux train station, according to information confirmed by the police. The prosecution indicates that the rifle was “boned”, and that the man was taken into custody.
Witnesses alerted the police after seeing a man showing off a rifle on the forecourt of the Saint-Jean station in Bordeaux, this Thursday, June 10 at midday, near the café du Levant.
The Bac intervened quickly to arrest him, and the arrest was “tough”, according to the police. No shots were fired.
A knife was also found nearby, planted in a flower pot. The motivations of the man, who could be a minor or a young adult, have not yet been determined.
The Bordeaux prosecutor’s office confirms that a “man was arrested while carrying a ‘boneless’ rifle over his head during the Marne”. There is no evidence to indicate that it is an attempted attack, still according to the prosecution. The man was taken into custody at the Bordeaux police station.
“I saw the policemen run towards a man and tear off a long object hidden under a cloth”, testifies a young woman who attended the scene. “Very quickly, other policemen arrived, as well as two cars. The man was pinned to the ground and handcuffed.”
“I only understood that it was a weapon when the police had it in their trunk” adds this witness, who was shocked by the scene.
Map: a man armed with a rifle was arrested on the forecourt of the Gare Saint-Jean in Bordeaux
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