France news: Man disguised as ninja seriously injured by gunshot after attacking police | World

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France news: Man disguised as ninja seriously injured by gunshot after attacking police | World


Two policewomen in Cherbourg, France, were assaulted by a man dressed as a ninja around 3:45 p.m. local time on Thursday. One was injured in the face and the other in the chin. A third officer shot him three times and he was transported to hospital by helicopter, where he remains in serious condition.

Police have so far ruled out the incident as a terrorist attack, one of the officers said.
The attacker had stolen a car, a Citroën C3, which he crashed into a Leclerc service station while being followed by force.

He was reportedly dressed in black in the manner of traditional Japanese ninja fighters.

Yves Le Clair, public prosecutor in Cherbourg, told AFP: “He threw himself on the police officers with a saber and wounded them in the face”.

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said: “During an intervention in a vehicle theft in Cherbourg, two police officers were injured.

“Support for the national police. “

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According to Stars and Stripes, two people, members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), were injured while 26 others were “crouched in a hangar wondering where the help was”.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said: “The suspect assaulted a victim at the scene with a sword and threw a rock through a hangar window, hitting another victim in the head. “

A report of the incident, posted on social media and shared by the same publication, said that a staff sergeant was smoking a cigarette near an airport hangar when approached by ” an unknown person wearing a full ninja outfit ”.

According to the report, the man asked, “Do you know who I am?

The sergeant said no.

The man then asked, “Do you know where my family is?

Again the sergeant said no.

Then “the person in the ninja costume began to slice” with a katana sword on the sergeant, “hitting his phone, his knee and his leg.”

The sergeant managed to escape to the building where his colleagues were hiding.

While they waited for help, the man dressed as a ninja kicked doors and windows.

The assailant was eventually detained, at another location, “for attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a weapon, brandishing a weapon with the intention of resisting or preventing an attack. arrest ”.

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