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Thibaut Gagnepain / 20 Minutes

On Wednesday, around 6 p.m., a man called the Samu in Nantes twice.

The first to indicate that he was in possession of a weapon of war.

The second to "claim to be armed with a military rifle and want to kill people in the street in Nantes", reports the police in a report.

The number has been geolocated in the station area.

He was talking delusional, according to the police

Several police vehicles were dispatched to the scene to search for the man.

Quickly, the police spotted a man carrying a large bag on his back that could carry a gun.

They stopped him and found a knife on him.

The individual admitted to being the author of the phone calls.

Aged 49, he was taken into police custody.

Speaking delusional, according to the police, he was placed in emergency psychiatric care.


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  • Nantes