The inhabitants of Lardin-Saint-Lazare are called to stay at home. An armed man, a former soldier, is said to be in the woods around the town. He shot the gendarmes that night.

A manhunt underway at Lardin-Saint-Lazare this Sunday morning. An armed man is wanted. He fired that night on the gendarmes who intervened at his home for a family dispute. The prefect of the Dordogne asks the inhabitants to stay at home. The roads leading to the town are closed.

Two helicopters fly over the area. There are 160 gendarmes including 60 from Dordogne are mobilized on the spot to try to arrest the individual. The GIGN is on site.

9.45 a.m .: According to the mayor of Lardin-Saint-Lazare, the man in his thirties had just been released from prison. He had been convicted of domestic violence. He wears an electronic bracelet. Francine Bourra also met the suspect this morning shortly before 5 a.m. in the streets of the town.

9:30 am: We know more about what happened during the night. The man on the run, a former soldier of the 126th Infantry Regiment of Brive, attacks his ex-wife. The gendarmes are called. The soldiers are hiding in the garden in an attempt to arrest the suspect. Their vehicle is riddled with bullets. The suspect was heavily intoxicated. He is dressed in khaki and carries a backpack.

8:30 am: A large military device is deployed. 160 gendarmes are on site, two helicopters fly over the area.

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