a man opens fire on a door of the Accor Arena, just before a Laura Pausini concert

The security officers managed to control him. No injuries have been reported, confirms the prosecution.



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A 20-year-old man opened fire on Monday evening on one of the emergency exits of the Accor Arena in Paris, while a concert by Italian singer Laura Pausini was about to begin, franceinfo learned on Tuesday February 13 from of the Paris Prosecutor’s Office.

Shortly after 7 p.m., security guards at the concert hall warned the police that an armed man was near the premises, France Inter learned from a police source. This man then fired several times with a handgun at the armored glass of an emergency exit. More than a dozen bullet holes were found on the door, according to a police source. Security officers at the Accor Arena in Bercy managed to convince him to put his weapon away and no injuries were reported, the prosecution said.

“In agreement with the rapper Booba”

According to information from France Inter, when the crew arrived, the man explained “be in agreement with the rapper Booba and the farmers” And “want to change the world”. He also had a screwdriver, a knife and drugs on him.

The man was taken into custody around 8 p.m., for the offenses of attempted murder, damage, possession of narcotics, possession of category B and category D weapons. The investigation was entrusted to the second district of the judicial police.

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