1986 Paris police station attack
The far-left Direct Action (AD) terror group detonated a bomb at the headquarters of the Brigade de répression du banditisme (BRB) police division in Paris, France on 9 July 1986. It killed the divison's chief inspector, Marcel Basdevant, and injured 22 other officers. The group claimed responsibility two days later.
|1986 Paris police station attack|
Quai de Gesvres in 2012, street of the police station
|Location||Quai de Gesvres, Paris, France|
|Date||9 July 1986 |
The bomb was thought to contain 10 kg of explosives and was planted in a restroom on the third floor. It caused major damage to the building, which was still new. Maxime Frérot, a member of Action Directe's Lyon branch, was arrested in 1989 for the attack. He was eventually sentenced to serve 23 years in prison.
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