A man was slightly injured at midday Sunday in Lyon by police shots, which he threatened with an ax during a traffic stop, AFP learned from a police source. The facts took place around noon in the ninth arrondissement on the Quai Arloing, shortly after police in a vehicle asked a motorist to stop to carry out "a standard roadside check," it was said, confirming information from the regional newspaper Le Progrès. The driver did not stop.
Man hit in arm and groin
"There was then a small chase and the vehicle came to a stop further and the driver got out, carrying an ax, and went towards the police, brandishing it. The officials put a dismounted from the vehicle and retaliated with their service weapons, "it was explained. The man, whose age and profile were not not communicated, was taken care of "in relative emergency" by the firefighters, said the latter. The General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) was seized after the use of weapons by police officers, under the procedure, according to the same police source.