A policeman forced to use his service weapon

A police officer working at the Laâyoune police headquarters was forced on Saturday morning to use his service weapon to arrest an individual who was in a state of strong impulsivity and seriously endangered the safety of citizens and police officers. using a knife.

The police officer intervened to arrest this suspect (aged 35) accompanied by three other individuals, who had inflicted bodily harm on one of the victims in the city of Laâyoune, indicates the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) in a press release.

The mis en cause put up violent resistance to the elements of the police by throwing stones and using a knife, thus forcing the police officer to use his service weapon by firing a bullet which hit the mis involved in his lower limbs, specifies the DGSN, stressing that this intervention made it possible to control the accused and seize his knife.

The respondent was placed under medical supervision at the hospital where he was transferred to receive the necessary care, while waiting to be subjected to the judicial investigation under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office and to arrest the other suspects involved in these cases. criminal acts, the statement concludes.

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