African Drug Dealer on the Loose After Spree of Attacking French Police Officers
An illegal migrant from Africa injured a police officer during an apprehension just days after he was arrested for drug dealing and assaulting officers in France this month, according to reports.
The latest incident unfolded at around 11 p.m. on Monday night in Toulon, a city on the French Riviera.
Officers on patrol spotted a suspicious ‘youth’ of ‘North African appearance’ exiting a building and heard a shout of “Arah” – a word often used by lookouts to sound an alarm for their comrades.
“The latter, already arrested in the same neighborhood last week for offering and selling narcotics, ran away, and jostled a policeman before biting one of his colleagues after a race through traffic, a stadium, a construction site and a residence,” Valeurs Actuelles reports.
The suspect was identified as a Tunisian national illegally present in France and already facing multiple orders to leave the country.
Despite being “tattooed from head to toe,” he claims to be 16 years of age, the outlet reports.
Authorities discovered he had been arrested on March 2 during a drug deal at low-rent apartment building in the same neighborhood.
He injured two officers, biting one and striking another in the face while being taken into custody.
The Tunisian is again on the loose with a court date set for November, according to the latest available updates.
A heated debate over violent crime and lawlessness tied to mass migration has been raging in France.
Military leaders have fired off multiple incendiary letters in recent years, warning the Macron government of looming “civil war” if strong measures are not taken to regain control of a society spiraling into chaos.