Attempted murder investigation opened after ramming attack on French mayor’s house

The home of a mayor on the outskirts of Paris, where his wife and children were sleeping, was attacked and set on fire as riots erupted in France after a policeman shot dead a teenager on Tuesday, the official said on Sunday. Local prosecutors told reporters that an attempted murder investigation had been launched.


Vincent Jeanbrun, the mayor of the southern suburbs of Le Haileros, said his wife and two children, ages 5 and 7, were injured when they fled the building in the early hours of the morning.

Jeanbrun, from Conservatives republican party He was not at home when the incident happened, but at City Hall. City Hall has been targeted for several nights since the shooting and has been protected by barbed wire and barricades.

“At 1.30am, like the previous two nights, I was at City Hall and people stormed into my house and set fire to my house, where my wife and two young children were sleeping,” he said. Jean Bren on his Twitter account.

“My wife and one of my children were injured while trying to protect them and flee from the attackers.”

Local prosecutors told reporters that an attempted murder investigation had been launched. No suspects were arrested.

Prosecutors said the woman was injured when she fled the backyard of the house.

France 24’s Liza Kaminov, reporting from the mayor’s suburb of L’Haÿ-les-Roses, explained that throughout the week as the crisis worsened, The mayor has been bracing for possible violence.

“His city hall has actually barbed wire around the building and has been under very tight security since the beginning of the week,” Kaminoff said.

Residents of the Paris suburbs were shocked by the ferocity of the attack, she said.

“We’ve been talking to some locals who say this is the first time they’ve heard of such an attack on the mayor and local councilors. Vincent Jeanbrun is not just the mayor, he’s actually republican party Political parties – a very important role. “

“Intolerable Behavior”

French politicians unanimously condemned the attack.

Prime Minister Elizabeth Born slammed “intolerable behaviour” after Jean Brun’s home was attacked on Sunday. “The perpetrators will be prosecuted with the utmost severity,” the government said in a statement.

“An attack on the lives of elected representatives and their families is an attack on the country,” Senate President Gérard Lacher tweeted.

(French 24-hour Reuters report)

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