Two people killed and inmate ‘on the run’ after attack on prison convoy in France

Two people killed and inmate ‘on the run’ after attack on prison convoy in France

Two prison officers have been killed after an attack on a prison convoy – with the inmate reportedly on the run.

Three other people are seriously injured after the reported “ramming car attack” on a motorway in Incarville in the northwestern France region of Eure.

The escaped detainee is a man named Mohamed who was convicted of “burglary theft” and is nicknamed “The Fly”, according to Le Parisien.

He had appeared before a judge in Rouen this morning accused of attempted homicide, BFM TV reports.

The attack on the prison van took place while he was being transported back to prison in Evreux, the French broadcaster adds.

The escaped prisoner fled with those who attacked the convoy on Tuesday, Le Parisien continues.

Several men used two vehicles to target the convoy, a police source has told the French news agency AFP.

One of the vehicles was found burned-out in a location which was not specified by the source.

The prison convoy was targeted at a tollbooth on the A154 motorway at about 11am local time, according to reports.

French justice minister Eric Dupond-Moretti posted on X: “A prison convoy was attacked in Eure. Two of our prison officers have died, three are seriously injured.

“All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and their colleagues.”

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