A second man in police custody after the broadcast of a video of attacks on pedestrians

A second man was taken into custody on the morning of January 11 in Noisy-le-Sec (Seine-Saint-Denis) after the broadcast of a video showing a motorist who grabs and drags two pedestrians until ‘they fall, AFP learned from a police source.

The suspect presented himself on January 11 at 5.15 a.m. at the Noisy-le-Sec police station, claiming to be the author of the video and its dissemination on social networks, a police source told AFP. A first man, contacted by the police, had surrendered the day before around 5 p.m., another police source said.

Subtitled “laughter of the evening”, the amateur video at the origin of a police investigation has been the subject of multiple reports from Internet users on Pharos, a platform created in 2009 to report online content and behavior. illicit. Shot early in the morning of January 9 in Noisy-le-Sec, it combines two extracts which each last a few seconds.

The passenger films the driver who grabs a man while continuing to drive, which forces the victim to run, until he falls to the ground. Then it’s another man’s turn to suffer the same fate. “Wallah [par Allah] you’re going to run! ”the motorist tells him. “Stop bullshiting. But stop, I’m going to fall, ”begged the pedestrian, held back by the arm. The scenes provoke the hilarity of the occupants of the vehicle.

One of the victims, in her sixties, lodged a complaint for these facts, said the police source. The man was slightly injured when he fell on the road and suffers from bruises to his head and body, she said. On Twitter, the Paris police headquarters denounced a “gratuitous attack”.

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