a prisoner arrested after injuring three prison guards at Arles prison


An inmate of the central house from Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône) stabbed three prison supervisors on Saturday, August 1, franceinfo and France Bleu Provence learned from the SNPFO and Ufap-Unsa Justice unions. The assault took place in the afternoon, while the detainee was in the visiting room. He then took refuge in the visiting rooms, without taking hostage, before being arrested at the end of the day, learned franceinfo from the Ministry of Justice.

The regional intervention and security team called the detainee at 7:17 p.m. “He will be taken care of by the Marseille judicial police to be placed in police custody”, indicates the ministry. The families who had come to visit a relative were quickly evacuated after the attack.

A supervisor injured in the neck, but his prognosis is not engaged

The condition of the three overseers was judged “reassuring” Saturday night, according to a source close to the situation. One of the guards had been injured in the neck and helicoptered to the hospital, say the unions. Its vital prognosis is not engaged. After exams, he has to be released from the hospital soon. The other two supervisors were taken care of on site. They have no physical injuries but are shocked. They are taken care of by the psychologist from the interregional directorate of prison services.

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