Thursday, December 06, 2007

Paris sous les bombes (bis)

Here is a promotional video of the law firm hit by the package bomb attack:



UPDATE (5:31PM Paris time): Interior Minister Michèle Alliot Marie has arrived. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack at this time. Olivier Brane, the lawyer shown in the above video, is the lawyer injured in the attack. He has been hospitalized and is expected to pull through.



UPDATE (6:55PM Paris time): In a short statement to the press, Interior Minister Michèle Alliot Marie stated that investigators are working with witnesses in an attempt to identify the messenger who delivered the package bomb.





UPDATE (7:33PM Paris time): Police are now looking for a dark haired female messenger, 1m55 tall.

UPDATE (9:26PM Paris time): France3 reports that the lawyer to who the package bomb was addressed, Catherine Gouet-Jenselme, has been the target of sexual harassement since January 2005. Legal proceedings were initiated in June of this year. According to France3 State TV, investigators are now going with a sexual-harassement-personal-vendetta motive. Judicial authorities are denying this report while confirming that a sexual harassement case was being handled by the law firm in question but that it is still too early to be able to identify a motive for the bombing.