An off-duty policewoman arrested, Monday afternoon in Paris, two men suspected of having entered a law firm by using a tear gas canister, learned 20 Minutes police source. Around 4:30 p.m., the official, assigned to the Ile-de-France network brigade, has a drink on Boulevard de Sébastopol (4th arrondissement). Suddenly, she hears a woman calling for help from a balcony. Immediately, the policewoman tries to enter the building in which the victim was located. While she is in front of the door, two young men come out.
One leaves on the left, in the direction of the Gare de l’Est, the other on the right, in the direction of the quays of the Seine. With the help of passers-by, the policewoman manages to control the first. Then she starts running after the second one she catches up a few moments later. On him, she discovers a gas and a black neck warmer. BAC agents arrived a few minutes later and arrested the two suspects, who were taken into custody for violence and degradation in the premises of the 4th arrondissement police station.
According to our information, the two suspects presented themselves several times to the victim’s law firm in the early afternoon, claiming to have a package to deliver. They eventually forced their way inside, used their tear gas canister, and searched files and computers. Two people, inconvenienced by the gas, were treated by the firefighters. An investigation has been opened.