The two agents of the Anti-Crime Squad (Bac) of Palaiseau, “are not seriously injured” but suffer from “muscle pain and skin abrasions”, further specified this same source. Ten days of total incapacity for work (ITT) were issued to them each.

Called by residents in the night from Saturday to Sunday a little before midnight for an urban rodeo, the officials approach the motocross and its driver, then stopped.

But he “does not let it go”, “struggles” and flees, injuring the police who are trying to arrest him, reports the source.

“Hostile individuals, potentially a dozen, are approaching” then Bac agents. Coming to reinforce their colleagues, police crews use a tear gas canister to disperse them.

The 23-year-old motocross driver is due to appear in court on Monday and his vehicle has been seized.

In the same night, in Athis-Mons (Essonne), three scooters were seized and a 34-year-old man taken into custody as part of an urban rodeo involving three motocross bikes and three scooters, detailed the police source to the AFP. Another man was also taken into custody in another town in Essonne (Ris-Orangis) for a similar case on Sunday.

More than 2,200 people have been arrested and 1,800 scooters and motorcycles have been seized since the start of the year for urban rodeos, more than in 2021, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said on August 17.

On August 8, he announced an intensification of controls throughout France against people performing urban rodeos.