Toulouse: the “cannibal of the Pyrenees”, who had escaped from the psychiatric hospital, was arrested after an attack
MISCELLANEOUS – Last Wednesday, BAC police officers arrested a man who had just attacked a septuagenarian in a street in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne). Quickly identified, the man is none other than Jérémy Rimbaud, a former soldier who killed a man and ate part of his body in 2013.
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By dialing 17 this Wednesday, January 19, these Toulouse residents were unaware of the alleged aggressor they were delivering as a signalman to the Forces of order. That day, around 10 p.m., these two residents of the Chalets district came out of their home to help a 72-year-old woman.
“The victim was walking his dog and was hit many times by a man who had a stick in his hands. Several neighbors intervened and managed to control him. The BAC police officers arrived on the scene and arrested the man before identifier”, indicates a police source to LCI. And the name of the suspect is well known to them. This is Jérémy Rimbaud, said the “Cannibal of the Pyrenees”, 34 years old.
“We can imagine that he was stopped in time, because when we know his past and his medical background, we can wonder how far he would have been able to go”, comments a source close to the file. A few hours earlier, Jérémy Rimbaud had indeed escaped from the Marchant hospital in Toulouse where he has been interned for years.
He had eaten the heart and the tongue of a nonagenarian
In February 2014, in a village in the Hautes-Pyrénées, this former soldier was suspected of having eaten the heart and tongue of a nonagenarian three months earlier whom he had killed by smashing his skull with a metal tool. The ex-corporal, then 26 years old, had thus been indicted for murder and attack on the integrity of a corpse. He had also been indicted for the attempted murder of another man, attacked the same day.
Two years after these events, Jérémy Rimbaud had been declared irresponsible for his actions at the time of the events and could not therefore be tried for his crimes. Psychiatric experts had unanimously considered that “Mr. Rimbaud was suffering from a psychiatric disorder which completely abolished his discernment. In front of the doctors and the investigators, Jérémy Rimbaud had evoked at the time “external forces”, to say “to have received orders by voices”.
The man had served for five years in the regiment of the marine tank infantry (RCIM) of Poitiers and had been engaged in Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012. No psychological problem had been detected in his military file.
According to our information, the septuagenarian attacked on Wednesday is very shocked. On Wednesday, she presented a bleeding wound in the head and a fracture in the arm. His vital prognosis is not engaged.
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