An off-duty police officer was stabbed by an 'African-type' male when a trio of suspects tried to rob him at an ATM in France last week, according to reports.
The incident unfolded at around 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning in the Merlan district of Marseille.
A cop in plainclothes walked up to an ATM before realizing he had forgotten his bank card.
When he turned to leave, three assailants tried to rob him, apparently not realizing he hadn't withdrawn any cash and unaware he was an armed officer.
During a scuffle, the cop was stabbed by a suspect described as "being about 25 years old and of African type," a police source told Actu 17.
No information was provided about the other suspects.
Suffering from an arm wound, the victim managed to defend himself.
His attackers eventually saw he was carrying a firearm and wearing a "Police" armband and fled the scene.
"Searches were carried out in the area but turned up nothing," Actu 17 reports.
"The police officer filed a complaint. An investigation was opened and entrusted to the urban security brigade (BSU) of the borough police station."
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