Entrenched inside his home since Monday morning at 10 a.m., the man was eventually dislodged by law enforcement. It was the National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN) which stormed shortly after 8:30 p.m., rue Principale, in the town of Sarnois (Oise). The man was reportedly found seriously injured, the nature of his injuries being unknown at this stage.

“After entering the home, the gendarmes noted, around 8:30 p.m., that the person concerned was injured with his service weapon probably well before the intervention of the GIGN”, specifies this evening the prosecutor of the Republic of Beauvais , Caroline Tharot.

Earlier in the day, the village of Sarnois, 348 inhabitants on the borders of the Oise and the Somme, had lost its usual tranquility. The rue Principale, the artery which crosses the whole village, had to be cut off from all traffic by the gendarmes who had established a security perimeter around the home of this man in his forties who threatened to put an end to his days.

The man announced his intentions in the morning, calling for help. A call that was immediately taken seriously since the gendarmes have already intervened several times at his home in recent weeks, revealing a disturbed psychological state.

This appeal was all the more alarming given that the person entrenched in his home, an Air and Border Police official, was in possession of a weapon. “He threatened to open fire in the event of the intervention of the police or emergency services near his house,” said the public prosecutor.

Several people, from her entourage but also elected officials, tried to reason with her. Without success. “We are still at the same point since this morning,” Lionel Bouchart, the (SE) mayor of Sarnois told us at the end of the afternoon. The city councilor had also tried to get in touch with his citizen.

“The various attempts to make contact during the day with the individual concerned proved to be in vain,” explains the Beauvais prosecutor’s office. Consequently, the intervention of the intervention group of the national gendarmerie was requested in the late afternoon. ”

As a precaution, the closest neighbors, about ten people, were accommodated in the multipurpose room, the time of the operations.

The deployment of security forces, with the arrival of GIGN vehicles in the early evening, did not go unnoticed in the village. “I don’t know who it is, I just know he’s locked up at home and has a gun, says a resident of rue Principale, who was able to return home from work. I’d rather not leave my house until this story is over. “

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