Armed man invaded a nursing home in France

Armed man invaded a nursing home in France

Moscow. 25 Nov. INTERFAX.RU — Police in the French Department of Herault in the South withdrew from a nursing home of 59 residents after they broke into the building armed with a gun and a knife by an unknown man. The building is home to about 70 retired monks who participated in missions in African countries. About 20 of them are still inside the building, local media reported with references to authorities.

According to reports, an armed man in a mask broke into the nursing home, with a knife after killing an old woman-guard. Police and riot police arrived on the scene, looking for the offender inside the building.

#Hérault déploiement police et gendarmerie au rond point de montferrier sur Lez femme où une veilleuse de nuit a été tuee par’homme armé

— MidiLibreMontpellier (@MLMontpellier) 24 Nov 2016

The motives for the invasion, and the identity of the offender is not yet known. Authorities have classified the invasion and the murder of a security guard as a “criminal act” and not a terrorist act.