The 19-year-old student suspected of having thrown an egg on President Emmanuel Macron on Monday in the aisles of the International Catering Fair (Sirha) was hospitalized under duress in a psychiatric establishment, the Lyon prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday 28th September.
Placed in police custody immediately after the facts, the young man “Was the subject yesterday [lundi], at the request of the Lyon public prosecutor’s office, a psychiatric examination which concluded that his discernment was abolished ”, specifies the prosecution in a press release.
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He was admitted to the Vinatier hospital center, a psychiatric establishment located in Lyon.
“I’ll go see him”
Monday morning, while Emmanuel Macron was walking the aisles of Sirha (International Restaurant, Hotel and Food Fair), an egg had bounced on his shoulder without breaking. The author of the jet, who was a short distance away, was quickly arrested and handcuffed.
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“If he has something to tell me, let him come”, commented the President of the Republic after being touched by the egg. “I’ll go see him later.” Go get it “, he added.
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On June 8, Emmanuel Macron was hit in the face by a man on the sidelines of a trip to Tain-L’Hermitage (Drôme), causing a major wave of protests within the political class. Judged in immediate appearance two days after the facts, his attacker, unemployed and living from the RSA, was sentenced to four months in prison. He was released from prison on September 21.