Masked intruder kills female care worker, takes 70 monks hostage at a French retirement home
Nov 25, 2016
Anti-terrorist police are searching for a masked gunman after female a care worker was murdered at a home and 70 monks were taken hostage at a retirement home in the south of France.
The bloodbath unfolded at the Green Oaks care home in the village of Montferrier-sur-Lez, north of Montpellier, soon after 9.30pm last night.
Shots were heard as the unidentified intruder attacked member of staff and members of an elderly religious community belonging to the Society of African Missions.
One warden is said to have ‘discreetly raised the alarm,’ before being bound and gagged by the man, who was armed with a sawn off shotgun and a knife.
The murdered victim, is said to be a female care worker, who was tied up, and then stabbed three times..
The husband of the dead woman warned that the care home was completely unguarded.
The man, only identified as Georges, told RTL radio station that his wife worked night shifts as a care worker, from 8pm to 6.30am.
‘The home was unprotected. Anyone at all could go inside. There was no protection, no alarm and no security guard.’
He added that his wife was a woman of ‘extraordinary kindness’ who ‘never had any kind of problem with anyone.
”How can you hurt someone like that? She is dead, and me, I’m left destroyed.’