Terror probe launched into incident on Champs Elysees

19 Juin, 2017, 18:36 | Author: Claudine Rigal

A man is in custody after authorities in Paris say he rammed a police vehicle on the Champs-Elysees, the Associated Press reported Monday (June 19).

"It looks like this was a deliberate act", Interior Ministry Spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told reporters at the scene.

In April, a man shot at police officers on the Champs-Elysees, killing one officer and wounding two others.

Police said a security operation was under way and witnesses said a cordon was being extended across the shopping district.

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Witnesses described seeing a auto on fire as police cleared the streets, and some there were some reports of a person lying in the street, the Independent reported.

A subway station in the area is closed.

A man could be seen lying on his stomach on the ground immediately after the incident, wearing a white shirt and dark shorts.

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