A national police vehicle. (Illustration) - Clément Follain / 20 Minutes

Suspected of having violently attacked a Jewish man in early August in Paris, two men were arrested and taken into custody, the Paris prosecutor's office announced on Thursday.

An investigation had been opened by the Paris prosecutor's office for theft with violence committed in a meeting and because of the victim's belonging to a religion and entrusted to territorial security, after a father lodged a complaint.

The victim beaten up in the stairwell

In the latter, this man, named David, had reported having been insulted, called a "dirty Jew, dirty race" and beaten on August 6 by two men who had followed him to his parents' building, in the he is from the capital, where he had come to pick up his daughter. The two attackers then stole a watch worth 10,000 euros

It was the young man's father who had discovered him in the stairwell, worrying not to see him arrive. The man was wearing a kippah at the time of the facts, according to Sammy Ghozlan, president of the National Office for Vigilance Against Antisemitism (BNVCA) which unveiled the case.

"These acts and these words have no place in Paris"

This attack had aroused the indignation of political leaders. "All my support for David and his family, victim of a violent and odious anti-Semitic aggression, these acts and these words have no place in Paris," Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo reacted on Twitter in particular.

“Once again anti-Semitism is expressed violently in the streets of the capital: a 29-year-old man was severely victimized in the 19th century. His attackers filmed by video protection, I hope they will be quickly found and severely punished! “, Wrote for her part the president of the region Valérie Pécresse.


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