Toulouse: Police in Bagatelle hit by mortar fire

The basics Two suspects were arrested and taken into custody after a police patrol was attacked in the middle of the evening on Monday evening on Rue du Lot in the heart of the Bagatelle district in Toulouse.

Several mortar shells and fireworks rockets were fired at the patrol vehicle. The police broke away to await reinforcements but were followed by their attackers, who continued to attack them with missiles.

To repel the attackers, the police used tear gas canisters before attempting to arrest these people who were withdrawing for lack of ammunition …

In the end, this violent incident did not injure the police or damage the vehicle. And the attackers disappeared in the neighborhood.

An investigation has been launched. This incident could be a result of the pressure exerted on the scene of the business by the Left Bank Police, particularly in Bagatelle.

Last week two minors and two adults were arrested, 600 g of cannabis, 70 g of cocaine and more than € 3,500 were seized. The two main suspects were taken into custody over the weekend and held in prison by the criminal court until the trial.