A police armband.
THOMAS COEX / AFP
A man was arrested Monday afternoon in the heart of Toulon, after the discovery of a severed head in a cardboard box thrown out of an apartment window.
The alert was given a little before 2:30 p.m., when passers-by saw this box fall from a window of a building on Cours Lafayette, not far from the harbor, said the spokesperson for the DDSP of Var, confirming initial information from the regional daily
Shortly after the arrival of the police on the spot, and in particular a team from the BAC (anti-crime brigade), a man appeared at the window of the apartment, his hands full of blood, prompting the use of police from the RAID to trigger an intervention.
The arrest took place around 3 p.m., after the police broke down the door behind which the suspect had barricaded himself.
None of the policemen were injured during the operation, and the man arrested, alone in the apartment, was unarmed.
The victim could be a homeless person
"There is nothing to link this act to a terrorist event", insisted on the side of the Departmental Directorate of Public Security (DDSP) of Var, seized of the investigation.
According to other police sources, the head found could be that of one of the two homeless people who would have been accommodated for the night in this apartment.
An intervention of the municipal police had taken place in the night because of a fight, according to these same sources.
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