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GIGN, France’s elite anti-terror forces, put down burgers to thwart McDonald’s robbery – Washington Times

GIGN, France’s elite anti-terror forces, put down burgers to thwart McDonald’s robbery – Washington Times

An elite group of “royale with cheese”-eating counterterrorism forces in France took a break Sunday from eating McDonald’s to stop an armed robbery at the counter.

Two men stormed into the restaurant in Besancon and demanded clerks turn over $2,280 in cash. The suspects were surprised to find that 11 of the 40 customers within the building were members of France’s Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN), an anti-terror unit created after Israeli Olympians were taken hostage during the 1972 Olympic games in Munich.

Source: GIGN, France’s elite anti-terror forces, put down burgers to thwart McDonald’s robbery – Washington Times