Inquiry launched into ‘attempted homicide’ after car driven at gendarme on Monday
French police have arrested seven British nationals, including two minors, two days after a policeman was attacked outside the Israeli embassy in Paris, according to the prosecutor’s office.
A car drove at the gendarme in the early evening on Monday in front of the embassy near the Champs Élysées in central Paris.
That vehicle and an accompanying car then fled the scene. The military policeman managed to escape the incident uninjured.
The Paris prosecutor’s office has launched an inquiry into “attempted homicide” of a public official.
The seven occupants of the two cars, including two minors, were arrested and held overnight Tuesday, the prosecutor said.
According to the RTL broadcaster, three men and four women are being held.
The two cars had false number plates according to investigators, the RTL report said.