France: Man who threw egg at Macron in psychiatric treatment

A 19-year-old student who threw an egg at French President Emmanuel Macron has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital

Via AP news wire
Tuesday 28 September 2021 11:16
France Macron
France Macron

A 19-year-old student who threw an egg at French President Emmanuel Macron has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital after a medical exam, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The egg hit Macron on the shoulder as he milled with a crowd at an international food fair in Lyon on Monday. It bounced off without breaking.

The man was detained, and an investigation was opened for “assault on a person in a position of public authority," Lyon prosecutors said. He wasn't previously known to police.

The student underwent a psychiatric evaluation which determined an "absence of discernment and need for hospitalization," the prosecutor's office said in a statement Tuesday.

Macron was slapped in the face during a similar crowd event in June. Like other French presidents, he enjoys spending time meeting with the public, especially as campaigning heats up for France s presidential election in April. Macron hasn't yet announced his candidacy but is expected to do so.

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