The police intervened after this man threatened his wife with a rifle.
The police fired back and slightly wounded the gunman. He was briefly hospitalized at Mercy Hospital before being placed in custody where he is still.
The police were involved in a family dispute. According to the first elements of the investigation, the man displayed a rifle in front of his wife, threatened her and threatened to commit suicide. She managed to escape, to take refuge in a nearby bar.
The police quickly went to the scene. When they arrived, they were shot by the madman from his window. The district was cordoned off, the prosecutor, the mayor of Montigny-les-Metz and the boss of the police in Moselle moved on the spot.
After half an hour, the man finally decided to surrender. This inhabitant of Montigny-les-Metz had no conviction to his credit. A flagrant investigation for attempted murder on police officers was opened by the prosecutor's office of Metz.