MISCELLANEOUS A junk dealer killed the head of the verification brigade in Pas-de-Calais before killing himself
A policeman (illustration). — Frederic Scheiber
A tax official was killed Tuesday after having been sequestered with a colleague in the context of a tax audit at a second-hand dealer in Bullecourt (Pas-de-Calais), who then gave himself up. death.
“This man was just doing his job (…) Today he didn’t come back. It has been killed as part of this tax audit,” the Minister of Public Accounts, Gabriel Attal, who spoke; in the middle of the evening in front of the Senate
The victim, a 43-year-old man, was head of the verification brigade in Pas-de-Calais, he said. The man was killed “several stab wounds,” a source close to the investigation. “A female tax inspector” found at the junk dealer's home, “tied to a chair and deeply shocked,” this source.
The junk dealer for his part “committed suicide,” a second source close to the investigation, according to which the public finance officer and his colleague were sequestered at the second-hand dealer's home. “By the time the gendarmes arrived, the two men were dead,” warned “by a witness” The research section of the Hauts-de-France gendarmerie was seizure.
“His colleagues in the departmental directorate of public finances in Pas-de-Calais and more broadly all public finance officers are upset and in mourning tonight,” Gabriel Attal, evoking “an unspeakable drama” He indicated that he would be there on Tuesday morning. “Tonight, the public service has the face of this brigade leader,” a moment of contemplation “in his homage”.
Called around 7:00 p.m., the firefighters confirmed at the beginning of the evening “two died in Bullecourt and a casualty, about to be transported,” adding that the intervention was “still in progress” Around 11:00 p.m., the gendarmes were still deployed in the deserted village of Bullecourt. that evening, blocking the street from the second-hand dealer's home, found an AFP journalist. The village of 250 inhabitants is located south of Arras.
The Arras public prosecutor was to issue a press release. in the evening. Contacted by AFP, the mayor of the city, the prefecture and the gendarmes did not give an answer. pending this communication from the prosecution.