French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has thanked police for quickly arresting a man armed with a box cutter who was making threats outside an elementary school in the Seine-Saint-Denis area of Paris.
“I salute the composure and dynamism of the police, who intervened very quickly to arrest a dangerous individual, armed with a cutter, in front of an elementary school in Seine-Saint-Denis,” Darmanin said, adding that, the “individual was making threats.”
Je salue le sang-froid et le dynamisme des forces de l’ordre qui sont intervenus très rapidement pour interpeller un individu dangereux, armé d’un cutter, devant une école élémentaire de Seine-Saint-Denis. Cet individu tenait des propos menaçants. Cc: @Prefet93
— Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) November 6, 2020
The man was reportedly threatening parents as they dropped their children off at the school in Rosny-sous-Bois.
The man was spotted on CCTV and quickly arrested by police. An investigation into the circumstances of the alleged incident has been launched though no motive has yet been announced.
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