Three officers injured in knife attack at French airport of Biarritz Pays Basque

Three officers injured in knife attack at French airport of Biarritz Pays Basque

Image of Biarritz-Pays Basque airport in France. Credit: Google maps - Aéroport de Biarritz-Pays Basque

An incident at the French airport of Biarritz Pays Basque saw three police officers injured in a knife attack.

A man was arrested at Biarritz Pays Basque airport in France this afternoon, Sunday, December 11, after allegedly attacking four police officers. The incident occurred at around 4pm when the detainee – said to be under the influence of narcotics – attempted to board a flight to Berlin.

As he passed through airport security, a knife was detected in his luggage. When the PAF Border Police refused to allow him to pass, he reportedly became aggressive. During the ensuing arrest, he inflicted knife injuries on three of the officers. The arrested man is thought to be either a German or Dutch national.

Of the four police officers involved in the incident, two were transported to the Bayonne University Hospital, with minor injuries. A third officer was treated at the scene. The arrested individual was also injured, and he was transferred to the Aguilera clinic under police custody.

A procedure for “attempted intentional murder on officers holding public authority” has reportedly been opened against him. For the moment, there are no indications that this was a terror-related incident, as reported by


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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at


    • Lewis Kapya

      15 December 2022 • 03:04

      It is a sad story and a lesson to officer. Please clarify the number of Officers who injured, was it 3 or 4. (though not important)

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