French police officers were brutally attacked while trying to rescue a man from a 'lynching' by a large mob, according to reports.
The incident unfolded on Sunday afternoon in Pierre-Bénite, a commune in greater Lyon.
A lone 23-year-old man was being beaten by a group of around a dozen assailants in the middle of a street when the cops first arrived on the scene.
After calling for reinforcements due to the size of the mob, officers attempted to intervene but also came under siege.
"One of the attackers broke a wooden handle on the neck of a policewoman," a source told Actu 17.
Many of the assailants fled the scene as other patrols arrived, but at least one suspect, a 24-year-old male already known to police, was arrested.
The victim and two officers were taken to hospital for treatment.
Authorities say it is unclear what prompted the assault, but an investigation is ongoing.
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