Eure: at least two prison officers killed in the attack on their van, an inmate on the run

A prison van was attacked this Tuesday, May 14, a little after 11 a.m., on the A154 motorway near the Incarville tollbooth, located in the town of Val-de-Reuil (Eure), Le Parisien learned from concordant sources. According to our information, at least two prison officers were killed. A detainee, meanwhile, fled. He is known to the courts for attempted homicide, again according to our information.

In “conditions unknown at this stage”, a prison administration van was attacked by four armed men, in two vehicles, we learned. At least two prison officers are believed to have died. An Audi vehicle fled before being found on fire in Watteville (Eure), we learned.

The investigations were entrusted to the Central Office for the Fight against Organized Crime (OCLO), the judicial police (PJ) of Rouen and the research section (SR) of Rouen, according to our information.

A crisis unit opened at the Ministry of Justice

At the request of the police, national road 154 was closed in the Évreux-Louviers direction at interchange 4 “Louviers center” for an “indefinite period”, Bison Futé reported.

In a message published on The Minister of Justice indicated that he would immediately go to the crisis unit of the Ministry of Justice.

> More information to come on Le Parisien…

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