Paris cop deliberately run down by car

Nobody dares mutter the “I” word…

A motorist has deliberately driven at and injured a policewoman outside French President Francois Hollande’s residence, according to French media.

It was not immediately clear if the incident was linked to the fatal shooting at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7, and comes amid a high security alert in France.

The four people who were in the vehicle quickly abandoned it, but two were detained by police. Two others fled the scene, and there is a manhunt on for them.

Eyewitnesses say the driver deliberately ran over the policewoman.

“She [the injured policewoman] says that the driver looked at her in the eye and did not pull on the brakes, and that he voluntarily hit her. Three witnesses nearby say the same thing,” a delegate of the police union Alliance, Stephanie Weber-Boyer, told Europe 1.

The officer was taken to the hospital and will be monitored for some time, according to iTV. Hollande was quickly at the scene of the events.

There is no glory in going out on a limb and getting it wrong, but we don’t have enough details yet.  It is however pretty disturbing that people are trying to murder police by running them down in a car.

Once again, it may be a lone wolf sort of thing to do, but the motivation is generated centrally.


– RT

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