A police brigadier from the security district of Sidi Bernoussi (Casablanca) was forced, Tuesday at dawn, to use his service weapon during a security operation aimed at arresting a repeat offender, who was in a state of strong impulsiveness under the influence of alcohol, and seriously endangered the safety of citizens and police officers using knives.
A police patrol intervened to apprehend the 31-year-old suspect who, in an advanced state of intoxication, threatened the safety of citizens with a large bladed weapon in one of the avenues of Sidi Bernoussi , indicates a press release from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
The defendant refused to comply and put up fierce resistance to the police, which forced one of the members of the patrol to use his service weapon and fire a bullet which hit the defendant at the level of his lower limbs, it is pointed out.
The use by this police brigadier of his service weapon made it possible to neutralize the danger, to arrest the respondent and to seize his bladed weapon, specifies the same source.
The suspect was placed under surveillance in the hospital where he was admitted to receive the necessary care, pending submission to a judicial investigation under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor’s office, in order to determine all the criminal acts which are attributed to him. charged, the statement concludes.