On Monday, January 28, in the morning, an accused escaped in the morning while he was transferred from the Beziers prison to the Tribunal de Grande Instance (TGI) of Tarascon, in the Bouches-du-Rhone. He was helped by a “heavily armed” commando, said Tarascon’s prosecutor, Patrick Desjardins.
According to RTL information, the facts took place at 8.30 am During his transfer, the detainee was escorted by three prison officers in a van. When they arrived at the Tarascon courthouse, a commando composed of three men, “heavily armed” and “concealed face”, attacked them. Two of the members abused the officers, “one was equipped with a large caliber assault rifle” and the other a handgun, said Tarascon’s public prosecutor, Patrick Desjardins when a press conference.