After a murder in the luxury town of Saint-Tropez, the French police have started a large-scale manhunt for an armed man.
Nice – The French gendarmerie is currently looking for an armed 33-year-old man with dogs, helicopters and special forces. The manhunt is in progress in the Côte d’Azur region in the south of France, which is particularly popular with well-heeled holidaymakers.
Murder near Saint-Tropez: police are looking for suspects
The search for the dangerous man is concentrated in the area around the town of Gréolières in the mountainous hinterland of Nice, the gendarmerie announced on Monday via Twitter. According to the media, he is suspected of killing a 32-year-old woman near the glamorous Mediterranean seaside resort of Saint-Tropez. The victim was found dead on Sunday.
# Gréolières (06) 🚨Les operations se poursuivent.
La #gendarmerie déploie de nombreux moyens: équipes cynophiles, hélicoptères, unités spécialisées, renforts de gendarmes mobiles et départementaux.
⚠️ Individu armé et dangereux, respectez les consignes. pic.twitter.com/HVOEvnLMS3
– National gendarmerie (@Gendarmerie) July 19, 2021
The wanted man is said to have known the woman before, the background initially remained unclear. The gendarmerie is part of the armed forces in France, but also performs police duties. (dpa / rjs)