Police have arrested an 18-year-old man near a high school in the commune of Lunéville on suspicion of plotting to murder police officers while armed with a sawn-off shotgun and a machete.
The arrest came after a man called police on November 12th and claimed to have been attacked near the Boutet de Monvel High School at around 8:50 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a man at the scene with the tip of a firearm protruding from his bag.
According to a report from Actu, in the pursuit of the arrest, police realised that the armed suspect was also the alleged assault victim, and had made the call to emergency services to lure officers to the area to ambush them. Police arrested the suspect, who was armed with a machete, a knife, and a sawn-off shotgun loaded with one cartridge.
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