According to the Auvergne newspaper, this 45-year-old man had taken refuge in his home in Lanobre, in the north of the department, and was armed with a hunting rifle. The first negotiations were unsuccessful, the madman firing several times even leaving his home during the evening to target the gendarmes who then retaliated. “He was injured but we did not know because he had shut himself up in his home. We discovered him afterwards,” said the gendarmerie. Hit in an arm and a leg, he was hospitalized.
“He wanted to ‘make the headlines on Sunday morning”
The mayor of the commune had indicated to The mountain that the madman, “determined” and who would live a difficult separation, wanted “to make the headlines on Sunday morning”. An investigation is underway. In December, a man entrenched in the Puy-de-Dôme had killed three gendarmes by shooting at them, before being found dead. In January, another had been killed in Savoy by GIGN gendarmes after having shot them.
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