The basics The woman who was killed by a man with a knife at the Rambouillet police station that Friday afternoon was a 49-year-old policewoman. Your killer is dead, shot by a police officer. The National Counter-Terrorism Prosecutor is responsible for the investigation.
Her name was Stéphanie. Stéphanie M. This policewoman is the victim of the knife attack that took place on Friday afternoon at the Rambouillet police station in Yvelines.
At around 2:20 p.m., the 49-year-old police officer used her break to change her parking disc. Jamel G., a 36-year-old Tunisian citizen, arrives at the airlock at the police station, hits her with a knife and hits her twice in the throat. According to witnesses, he shouts “Allah Akbar” (God is great). A police officer opens fire twice and shoots the terrorist down.
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Stéphanie M. was injured in the carotid artery and quickly taken care of by the fire fighters. She died on the spot despite the intervention of rescuers.
The national police are in mourning. Our colleague Stéphanie M. was murdered in the premises of the police station #Rambouillet feige. We share the immense pain of his family and colleagues at @ PoliceNat78.
– National Police (@PoliceNationale) April 23, 2021
Mother of two daughters
Stéphanie M. was not armed like all administrative employees. She worked as an administrative agent of the police station secretariat. “She first worked in the prosecutor’s office, which administers the fines. For a while she was responsible for the department’s secretariat,” one of her colleagues told BFMTV.
For another colleague who was interviewed by the Parisian: “It is terrible for us that Stéphanie was a delightful woman. An excellent colleague who is always available and very efficient in her work.”
The policeman had been stationed in Rambouillet since 2003.
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Jean Castex, who went to Rambouillet that Friday afternoon, described the police officer as “the heroine of the newspaper”.
Our heroines and everyday heroes who proudly wear the uniform of the Republic every day, at the risk of their lives: the French know what they owe you.
On your behalf, I bow to you today with deep emotion and immense respect. pic.twitter.com/TtAiKoUPXp
– Jean Castex (@JeanCASTEX) April 23, 2021
Stéphanie M. lived in a village in the south of Yvelines. She leaves behind two children, two daughters aged 13 and 18.