A Moroccan national tried to enter 2M headquarters in Casablanca wielding a knife and a sword.
Rabat – On July 18, a Moroccan man tried to forcibly access the headquarters of the Moroccan television channel 2M. The man was apparently in an “abnormal state.”
The suspect allegedly tried to enter the channel’s Ain Sebaa premises, threatening the security guards at the back door. He was carrying two knives (a long knife and a sword).
Security guards tried to prevent him from entering. The perpetrator fled the premises in the face of the guards’ resistance.
2M security managed to neutralize him before putting him in one of their service cars to await the arrival of the police.
The police took the individual to Ain Sebaa police station where he was held in custody.
The General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) clarified in a statement that preliminary investigations show the incident was a personal dispute.
The statement explains that one of the security guards at 2M was involved in a dispute with a mason at a construction site adjacent to the 2M headquarters. The mason was under the influence of drugs according to the DGSN.