POLICE OFFICER, ATTACKER DEAD IN CENTRAL PARIS SHOOTING

Paris , – One Paris police officer was shot dead and another injured in an attack on the Champs Elysee on Thursday evening, police said.

The attacker was “neutralized,” the police said. Local media reported that he had been killed. Broadcaster BFMTV reported that a bystander had also been injured.

Local media reports said it occurred near the Arc de Triomphe end of the famous avenue, which is popular with visitors to Paris.

The area was reported to have been sealed off. Paris police tweeted: “Police operation taking place in the Champs Elysee area. Avoid the area and comply with police instructions.” There was no immediate indication as to the motive behind the attack.(QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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