French prosecutors have launched an investigation after the tip of a person’s finger was sent in a letter to the country’s president this week.
Staff of the French president, Emmanuel Macron, made these gruesome wounds early this week and called the police.
The fingertip apparently belongs to the person who sent the letter to Macron. The person allegedly suffers from psychiatric problems, a source close to the investigation told AFP on Thursday on condition of anonymity.
Between 1,000 and 1,500 emails and letters are sent to Macron every day, to which he sometimes responds with handwritten messages.
However, the e-mails and letters are first checked by a team of 70 staff members in an office before they are sent to the French president. This office is not located at the Élysée Palace – the president’s official residence – in central Paris.
Macron’s office declined to comment on the incident on Thursday.