On 14 May 2024, police officers launched a large-scale manhunt following an attack perpetrated by unidentified gunmen on a prison transport convoy that freed a captive on a highway in Incarville commune, located in the northern Eure region. The assailants traveling in a car rammed the van transporting the prisoner near a toll booth on the A154 motorway and opened fire at the van and an accompanying vehicle, killing two prison officers and injuring three others. The prisoner was being taken to a jail in the town of Évreux following a court hearing in Rouen. More than 200 police officers have been mobilized to recapture the fugitive, who is suspected to have ties to Rouen’s influential “Blacks” gang associated with a rise in drug-related violence in northern France