A man arrested after about fifty antisemitic tags are discovered in the RER C
Versailles – A man suspected of being the author of fifty anti-Semitic tags on the RER C line was arrested today at Versailles Rive Gauche station, a spokesman for SNCF Transilien said.
The man, in his sixties, was caught red-handed by security officers shortly after 6am, the source said. In recent days, many antisemitic tags (swastikas and insults) inscribed on the walls of train stations or trains of the RER C had been discovered by the SNCF.
There was quickly strong speculation that only one man had been the author of these graffiti, made over ten days, said the spokeswoman. Railway safety officers then watched the video surveillance and spotted a man in the early morning busy vandalizing electrical cabinets.
He was then apprehended at Versailles Rive Gauche station where he was arrested before being handed over to the police officers of the Greater Paris Region Brigade (BRF). The suspect immediately acknowledged the facts and admitted to inscribing “about fifty tags,” said the spokeswoman. SNCF has filed a complaint for “degradation” and “incitement to hatred”.