France: Police kill man trying to set fire to synagogue in Rouen


French police have killed an armed man who was trying to set fire to a synagogue in the northern city of Rouen, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said Friday, May 17.

“National police in Rouen neutralized early this morning an armed individual who clearly wanted to set fire to the city’s synagogue,” Darmanin wrote on X. Police responded at 6:45 am to reports of “fire near the synagogue,” a police source said. The man threatened a police officer with a knife and the latter used his service weapon, said the Rouen prosecutor.

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Source: Le Monde News


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