A policeman accidentally shot into the crowd during visit of Hollande to the South-West of France
PARIS, February 28. /Offset. TASS Mikhail Timofeev/. French policeman accidentally shot into the crowd during the visit of President françois Hollande in the Charente (South-West of the country).
This was reported by news channel BFM TV.
According to him, “two people injured”. Hollande was in Villognon in connection with the inauguration of the high speed railway line Paris-Bordeaux.
The guard was one of the local employees of the gendarmerie and participated in the security during the President’s visit.
The incident occurred at the time of the President’s speech under a tent set opposite the grandstand with guests.
As prefect of the Department Pierre ADJ, “injuries to the victims lungs — one shot right, the other left foot”.
The French President immediately interrupted his speech and approached the victims, talked to them. Both men admitted to the hospital.Pierre Harpreet Department
As said the TV channel BFM TV, “one of the injured — the policeman”.
The prefect reported that the policeman was on the roof of a nearby building and was armed with a sniper rifle. According to him, the incident “at the direction of the attorney General Department will be immediately under investigation”.