17 May 2024

French police shoot man suspected of planning synagogue attack

17 May 2024

France’s Interior Ministry has said police have shot and killed an armed suspect who appeared to be planning to set fire to a synagogue in the Normandy city of Rouen.

Interior minister Gerald Darmanin posted on the social media site X, formerly Twitter, that the armed individual was “neutralised” on Friday morning and thanked officers for their “reactivity and their courage”.

The ministry confirmed that the suspect was shot and killed.

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