French Police Shoot Dead Homeless Man After Knife Threat
Umer Jamshaid 12 days ago Mon 12th August 2019 | 09:00 PM
Nice, France, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Aug, 2019 ) :A French policeman shot and killed a homeless Belgian man in the southern town of Menton after the man, who had tried to slit his wrists, lunged at an officer with a knife, investigators said.
The incident took place in a public park on Sunday evening.
Bystanders called the emergency services when they saw the man, who was in his fifties, trying to kill himself.
The police tried in vain to get him to drop his knife.
When they failed, they tried to immobilise him with a stun gun but the man lunged at an officer with his knife, according to the prosecutor's office.
The officer's colleague then "used his service weapon and fired twice", killing the man, the investigators said, adding that the emergency services, who were at the scene, tried but failed to revive the victim.