Trial of the attacks of November 13: the testimony of the police officer, first to arrive at the Bataclan

A special day at the Special Assize Court in Paris, the first police officer who arrived at the Bataclan a few minutes after the start of the attack on November 13, 2015 testified anonymously on Wednesday. He brought back to life his terrifying progression into the unknown, holding in breaths the whole courtroom.

Today commissioner, he said:

“In front of us, swinging doors, the unknown. We did not know the configuration of the place. One thing is certain: that there were terrorists who were massacring innocent people and waiting for us with weapons of war. I said to my teammate: We have to go “.

Later, He also explained the start of the evacuation of the wounded, told of the face of the first young man rescued from the pit, the 5-year-old boy, with noise-canceling headphones on his head, came out from under a body. ..

Lawyers, like Olivier Morice and Jean-Marc Delas, expressed “their gratitude”, thanked this “modest hero” on behalf of the families of the victims:

“I think everyone was particularly struck by the courage, the heroism of this commissioner who made the decision to intervene in the face of a very considerable risk: he was under-armed. He made this decision. to be able to return to the Bataclan at the risk of his life and the risk of whoever was with him and he thus saved a number of people. And the families we represent are extremely grateful to him. “

“I wanted to express what the parents think, a very very strong admiration like everyone who has heard this commissioner. He is quite simply a hero and a hero very, very modest, very simple, very humble. Which gives enormous strength in his testimony, because he doesn’t put himself forward, he says very simply that he did what he had to do but what he did is absolutely extraordinary. “

After the policeman’s testimony, a brief silence followed and to the question of the court you manage to relive as before, he replied: “The necessary has been done in terms of psychological support. But we remain scarred for life”.

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