According to the BBC, a man known to the police has murdered Pascal Filoé, the head of the local law enforcement services in the French city of Rodez. The injured police chief was hospitalized and died of his injuries shortly after the incident.
Le chef de la #police municipale de #Rodez mortellement poignardé… Paix à son âme. Et qu'on entende plus jamais quelqu'un dire que les #policiers "chient dans leur froc": ils font un métier dangereux #YannMoixhttps://t.co/TrmVvIN07V— Guillaume Poingt (@guillaumepoingt) September 27, 2018
The police have yet to comment on the incident. In the meantime, the media continues to speculate about a possible reason behind the attack. France Info, a radio news network, has said that the assault might be connected with the suspect's dog, which had been taken away from him a week ago. As the media claims, the mayor and the police chief had received threats.
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has expressed his condolences to Filoe's family, as well as to all those residing in Rodez, on his Twitter account.