The Raid arrived Thursday early evening in Le Havre where an armed man took hostage, in the afternoon, several people before releasing two later, we learned from the police.
No injuries are to be deplored. The man, “alone”, is holed up in the premises of a Bred agency in the city center “since 4:45 p.m.”, told AFP the communications officer of the Departmental Directorate of Public Security ( DDSP) of 76.
According to another police source, which specifies that the man would have a handgun, six people were initially taken hostage and a first was quickly released.
According to the DDSP communications officer, a second person was released before the arrival of the Raid.
The 34-year-old author is known to have a psychiatric history, a source close to the investigation said. He is also on file with the TAJ (Criminal record processing) for kidnapping, forcible confinement and carrying a weapon.