Monday morning, a security guard working at the Qatari embassy in Paris was killed. According to the source close to the investigation, an altercation took place between the two men in front of the embassy but the circumstances of the death are still to be determined. An investigation for intentional homicide is opened.
A security guard working at the Qatari embassy in Paris was killed on Monday morning by a 38-year-old man, who was arrested after the incident, AFP learned from a source close to the investigation and from the Paris prosecutor’s office. . “In a heinous and unjustified crime, a security agent from the Qatari Embassy in Paris was killed on Monday morning. The security forces quickly arrested the suspect and opened an investigation,” confirmed the Embassy of Qatar. Qatar in France on Twitter.
Circumstances of death to be determined
According to the source close to the investigation, an altercation took place between the two men in front of the embassy, in the 8th arrondissement, shortly before 7:00 a.m. “The circumstances of the death of the security guard are yet to be determined precisely,” said the prosecution, which adds that “the use of a weapon” by the alleged perpetrator “is not confirmed as it is”.
At the end of the morning, agents of the scientific and judicial police made observations on the spot, noted an AFP photographer. A security cordon had been put in place in front of the main entrance of the embassy, where there were armed police.
An open investigation for intentional homicide
The Parisian criminal brigade was in charge of the investigation opened for intentional homicide. The Qatar Embassy in France, in another tweet, wrote to await the results of the investigation and to offer “its most sincere condolences” to the family of the victim.