A French police officer in Paris was taken to hospital with serious injuries after an illegal migrant rammed him with his car during a routine police traffic stop.
The incident occurred Monday afternoon in Paris’s 8th arrondissement, one of the most famous and touristic areas of the city where the iconic Champs Elysées is located.
The alleged attacker, an unidentified 54-year-old man, was said to be well-known to the police and had been recently released from prison for robbery, French radio broadcaster Europe1 reports.
According to news website Actu17, the alleged attacker was not only living in France as an illegal immigrant but was also driving the car involved in the incident without a licence.
The incident occurred at around 16:50 Monday and saw the illegal migrant stopped at a routine traffic checkpoint. The man refused to stop his vehicle, mounted the curb and struck the officer with his car. The officer was brought to a nearby hospital with severe injuries to his legs, pelvis, and face and said to be in a critical condition.
‘Cowardly and Criminal Lynching of Police’: France NYE Mob Attack on Female Officer Caught on Video https://t.co/FSbrZ7NVgy
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Attacks on police in France are largely associated with terrorist events, like the recent Trebes supermarket terror attack which saw Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame killed a day after being shot by radical Islamic terrorist Radouane Lakdim, riots by left-wing extremists, or attacks from “youths” from heavily migrant populated no-go area suburbs across the country.
In one particularly brutal attack that was caught on film, a female police officer in the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne was beaten by a gang of youths on New Year’s Eve.
The video went viral across French social media and was widely condemned by many across the French political landscape including President Emmanuel Macron who said: “The culprits of the cowardly and criminal lynching of the police doing their duty on the night of December 31st will be found and punished. Force will sustain the law. Honour to the police and full support to all officers crudely attacked.”