An armed man in the streets of Lardin-Saint-Lazare, residents confined to their homes

Dordogne: An armed fugitive is dangerous on the run – 20 Minutes

  • In the night from Saturday to Sunday, the ex-partner of a young woman came to his home in Lardin-Saint-Lazare, where he violently inflicted violence on the latter’s new boyfriend.
  • He then strolled through the streets of the village and shot in the direction of the gendarmes.
  • The suspect is a former soldier, who practiced from 2011 to 2016, and already known for acts of domestic violence.

The inhabitants of the village of Lardin-Saint-Lazare (Dordogne), are called to remain confined at home this Sunday morning. An armed man is on the run through the streets of this
commune of 1,800 inhabitants, located between Périgueux and Brive-la-Gaillarde. A vast gendarmerie operation was launched to find his trace.

More than 300 soldiers are deployed and four helicopters have been called in to find this individual. The Toulouse GIGN is in intervention on the spot and the central GIGN arrived on site at 9 am to “protect the population and fix the individual”, specified the gendarmerie.

He declares that he wants to attack the gendarmes

On the night of Saturday to Sunday around midnight, the ex-partner of a young woman came to her home at Lardin-Saint-Lazare, where he allegedly violated the latter’s new boyfriend. The boyfriend who ran away was then allegedly shot at and sustained minor injuries. The ex-companion and her children are unharmed, and were recovered by the gendarmerie and placed in safety. Contacted by 20 Minutes, the mayor of the village Francine Bourra says she was alerted by the neighbors. “I informed the gendarmerie immediately, and when the gendarmes arrived, the person was alcoholic, and there was an exchange of gunfire. “

The village of Lardin-Saint-Lazare in Dordogne – Google Maps

According to the gendarmerie contacted by 20 Minutes, “The thirty year old individual then wanders in the streets of the village and declares that he wants to attack the gendarmes. He shoots in their direction and seriously damages two military vehicles.

New shots against GIGN soldiers in the morning

According to our information, the individual was located in the morning in a restricted area. “Our GIGN branch in Toulouse, has just wiped large caliber shots on the armor plating, since the situation is frozen, the gendarmerie tells us at 10:15 am. The individual moves a lot, according to military principles. “The fugitive was surrounded over a radius of 4 to 5 square kilometers, in a rather wooded area”, explains Francine Bourra.

Several roads have been cut around Lardin-Saint-Lazare
Several roads have been cut around Lardin-Saint-Lazare – National Gendarmerie

The suspect is a former soldier, who worked from 2011 to 2016, known for domestic violence. This armed man is “dangerous” indicates the prefecture. A security perimeter was established, and several roads were cut. The Minister of the Interior supported the police in the morning.

Twitter message from Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin
Twitter message from Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin – Twitter / Gérald Darmanin

Francine Bourra tells 20 Minutes to have seen the suspect, this Sunday around 5 am, while she joined her town hall. “He crossed in front of my car while on the run. He was all in black, with a backpack. The mayor confirms that the individual had already been convicted of domestic violence, and that he is wearing an electronic bracelet.



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