A police station in the French city of Vitry-sur-Seine was attacked this week with Molotov cocktails and mortar fireworks, with police later being attacked while trying to pursue suspects.
The attacks occurred early Monday morning in the Paris suburb and saw the police station attacked with mortar fireworks and a number of Molotov cocktails, with the local prosecutor’s office estimating at least fifteen fireworks being shot into the courtyard of the station.
When police attempted to pursue the attackers, they were also targeted and attacked with mortar fireworks and other projectiles, broadcaster Franceinfo reports.
The Créteil prosecutor’s office commented on the incident, saying that it appeared to be a “real ambush” and that while there was no reported damage to the police station, at least three police vehicles were impacted in the attack and three officers were said to suffer from tinnitus as a result as well.
Two people were subjected to identity checks following the attack but were not taken into custody, while another man who filmed the attack was arrested but later released.
Footage of the attack later appeared on social media, with journalist Amaury Brelet posting the footage on his Twitter account.