Avignon threats

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On the 29 October 2020, a man threatened people with a gun in Avignon, Vaucluse, France. He was Fabien Badaroux,[1] who claimed to be part of the far-right identitarian group Génération identitaire.[2] This could not be confirmed.[3] The group said the man was not one of their members.[4] Badaroux argued with a person from the Maghreb.[5] A bystander alerted the police. Badaroux was killed by police, wanting to arrest him at 11.15 local time.[2][5] The attack is not classified as terrorism.[6] Later, the threatened driver told police that Badaroux had done a Nazi salute, and charged his weapon, before threatening him.[6] According to some sources, Badaroux was treated in a psychiatric hospital nearby. He was a local man from Avignon, aged 33.[2]

This incident took place on the same day as a triple killing in Nice.[2]

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  1. R. D. (2020-10-31). "Homme abattu à Avignon : un "bon voisin" mais adepte du nazisme". Le Dauphiné libéré (in French). Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Avignon : l'homme abattu se réclamait des Identitaires". LaProvence.com (in French). 2020-10-29. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  3. "Avignon : un homme armé abattu par la police, la piste terroriste écartée". Le Monde.fr (in French). 2020-10-30. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  4. "Man shot dead in France after threatening public with weapon". The Independent. 2020-10-29. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Staff, The New Arab (29 October 2020). "French police shoot dead attacker 'linked to far-right Generation Identity'". alaraby. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Cornevin, Christophe (2020-10-29). "Un homme, qui menaçait des passants avec une arme, abattu à Avignon". Le Figaro.fr (in French). Retrieved 2020-10-29.