The Créteil prosecutor’s office opened an investigation for attempted murder after the events that occurred early Sunday morning, during the fifth consecutive night of urban violence since Nahel’s death.
“I don’t have words strong enough to describe my emotion at the horror of that night. » The home of Vincent Jeanbrun, Les Républicains (LR) mayor of L’Haÿ-les-Roses (Val-de-Marne), was vandalized on the night of Saturday July 1 to Sunday July 2.Several people forced the ram-car through the gate of the pavilion. On Twitterthe aedile denounced a “assassination attempt of incredible cowardice”.
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Sunday at midday, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne went there with the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, that of Territorial Cohesion Christophe Béchu and the Minister Delegate in charge of Territorial Communities, Dominique Faure. President Emmanuel Macron is due to take stock of the situation on Sunday evening, after a meeting to be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Elysée. Franceinfo goes around what we know about this attack.
The mayor’s house attacked with a ram car
At 1:30 a.m. on the night of Saturday to Sunday,several people forced the gate of Vincent Jeanbrun’s home to the ram car, he says in a press release. They set fire to this vehicle, then to his own as well as to his garbage cans, with the aim“to set fire to the house where his wife and two young children were sleeping”, he rocks. The mayor’s wife and her children aged 5 and 7 were inside the house in the absence of the city councilor, who was then at the town hall of his commune of more than 30,000 inhabitants, “like for three nights”. The town hall of L’Haÿ-les-Roses was attacked from the start of the urban violence which followed the death of Mahel on Tuesday. It was reinforced during the week with barbed wire and security barriers to prevent damage.
“According to initial findings, the vehicle was launched to burn the flag (…) and an accelerator was discovered in a bottle of Coca-Cola”indicated the public prosecutor of Créteil Stéphane Hardouin, who went there on Sunday morning.
The mayor’s wife and one of her children injured
The assailants did not enter the home, but followed Vincent Jeanbrun’s wife and children, woken up in the middle of the night, to their garden behind the house, franceinfo learned from the mayor’s entourage. Under mortar fire, his wife pushed his two children over the wall that separates their garden from that of their neighbour. One of the children was injured: ” He split his arch (eyebrow)” , detailed the city councilor during his meeting with Elisabeth Borne. Wife of Vincent Jeanbrun, she suffers from a probable fracture of the tibia, according to the prosecutor of Créteil.
An investigation opened for attempted assassination
The Créteil prosecutor’s office announced on Sunday morning the opening of an investigation into attempted assassination, “in view of the extreme gravity” of the facts, insisted the prosecutor. “Everything will be done to confuse the perpetrators and bring them to justice”, he assured. The judicial police are seized of the investigation. So far, no one has been arrested in this case. Vincent Jeanbrun will file a complaint for attempted homicide with premeditation, learned franceinfo from his entourage.
Unanimous political condemnations
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne spoke out against “intolerable facts”, qualifying the acts committed as “unacceptable”. “We were all very shocked by what happened (…) We have come to bring you all the support of the government (…) we are at your side”she assured Vincent Jeanbrun during his trip to L’Haÿ-les-Roses on Sunday at the start of the afternoon. The Prime Minister wanted to reassure SamaGameted officials by assuring that the government would be “mobilized until the return of republican order”. ” I want to say to all SamaGameted officials who are in disarray, with outbreaks of violence against them, that we will not let anything happen. We asked justice, the prosecutor, the greatest firmness, vis-à-vis the perpetrators of this violence “she says.
In the presidential majority too, messages of support have poured in. “Congratulations on your courage and your determination to serve our fellow citizens! Do not allow any violence, verbal or physical, to pass”wrote the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire (ex-LR) on Twitter. “Attacking a mayor is attacking all of us, all citizens. The whole national community must say stop”pleaded the Minister Delegate for the City Olivier Klein. “Public engagement should never be synonymous with danger, neither for oneself nor for those one loves”for the President of the National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet (Renaissance).
“To attack the life of an elected official and that of his family is to attack the Nation”, tweeted Senate President Gérard Larcher (LR). On Twitter, Republican boss Eric Ciotti also condemned “acts of extreme gravity which must bring their perpetrators before the assize court”. “A new step has been taken”tweeted the leader of the National Rally deputies Marine Le Pen.
Still on the left, Marine Tondelier, head of Europe-Ecologie-les-Verts, assured that “ecologists contribute (have) heartily support Vincent Jeanbrun”. “What he went through is indescribable”, she tweeted. Commenting on the facts, the deputy La France insoumise Clémentine Autain underlined the“absolute urgency to find political responses of justice and equality to appease”.