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Deventful journey to Guadeloupe for the Minister of the Interior. Gérald Darmanin was grabbed sharply however not injured Thursday close to Pointe-à-Pitre within the premises of the Guadeloupe 1ère channel by a younger man, instantly arrested and positioned in police custody, in line with a supply near the investigation and two witnesses from the scene.

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The occasions befell whereas the Minister of the Interior got here to file an interview within the premises of this tv, in Baie-Mahault, on the finish of his journey to Guadeloupe throughout which he introduced the institution of a overlaying hearth from 8:00 p.m. for minors in Pointe-à-Pitre, a metropolis described as “cut-throat” by its mayor.

A person “in his twenties”, in line with the supply near the investigation, approached the minister asking to talk to him, two witnesses who wished to stay nameless instructed AFP. The minister then prolonged his hand to him and it was then that the person grabbed him rapidly by the arm and shoulders earlier than being overpowered by the minister's safety males, described one of many two witnesses.

The man “hospitalized in psychiatric emergency”

The man was positioned in police custody on the Baie-Mahault gendarmerie, the supply near the case instructed AFP, including that an investigation had been opened for “violence in opposition to an individual holding public authority and revolt.” “He wanted to escape and didn’t let it happen” and was “uncooperative” whereas in police custody. The typical exams couldn’t be carried out and the younger man was “hospitalized in the psychiatric emergency room” of the Pointe-à-Pitre University Hospital on Friday night, in line with the identical supply.

“I discussed it with the minister who told me that it was not too serious and I hope that it will end well for the young person,” Ary Chalus, the president of the Guadeloupe area, instructed AFP. . Asked about this episode, the socialist deputy Christian Baptiste for his half replied: “I do not know the conditions in which this happened, but we cannot accept the unacceptable, that a minister can be attacked, and we can wonder about the security service.”

Gérald Darmanin didn’t want to touch upon this incident.