Friday, November 4, 2016

Dijon, france : hostage situation underway at the maison d’arrêt – Le Figaro

A detainee from the prison of Dijon (Côte d’or) retains this Friday evening a proctor. A crisis cell has been opened, the Raid arrived on the spot.

A hostage taking began on Friday at around 18h20 to the house arrest of Dijon, according to a press release issued by the ministry of Justice. A prisoner of twenty years, followed for radicalization, but imprisoned for other crimes, according to The Public, holds a overseer of the prison, apparently in its own cell.

ERIS (regional teams of intervention and security) are made on the spot, as the area director. A crisis unit was opened within the prison administration.

negotiations are underway with the inmate who is armed with a knife, according to a source close to the folder. The motivations of this attack are unclear, even if the track of a request for transfer to another prison facility is the most likely. To 21h20, the Raid arrived on the spot.

The French jails have already been at the heart of several violent incidents in recent weeks, including the assault at the beginning of September two supervisors to’osny (Val d’oise) by an inmate radicalized.


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