Man dies under police bullets in Morges –

The police fired on a man who was threatening Monday evening at Morges (VD) station. The individual died on the spot. The facts took place around 6:00 p.m.

The facts took place around 6:00 p.m., in the middle of rush hour. The police intervened on one of the quays to take care of a person announced as “disturbed”, tells the cantonal police of Vaud in a press release.

The individual allegedly exhibited a knife, despite the summons from the police. Feeling threatened, a Morges Region police officer then fired several times.

Victim died on site

Injured, the man was taken care of by the police, who gave him a cardiac massage. They were relayed by the paramedics and the doctor from the Mobile Emergency and Resuscitation Service (SMUR).

Despite treatment, the man died on the spot. The victim is a 37-year-old Swiss resident in the canton of Zurich, the Vaud police said.

Open investigation

A prosecutor from the Special Affairs Division of the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office attended the scene. He opened a criminal investigation to establish the circumstances of the death. The speakers have been heard.

The scene took place in the presence of several witnesses. Cited by the Journal de Morges and 20 Minutes, they notably told of seeing police officers rushing towards the quays, then hearing several detonations.

ats / ebz

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