May 29, 2017

BREAKING: Terrorists Open Fire on Police on Paris’s Champs Elysees, One Officer DEAD.

BREAKING NEWS: Two Kalashnikov-wielding terrorists kill one police officer and wound another in attack on Paris’s Champs Elysees

  • A policeman was killed this evening following a shooting in the French capital
  • Another officer was seriously wounded and the attacker was eventually shot
  • World famous avenue which is popular with tourists was on lockdown by 9pm

By Peter Allen In Paris for MailOnline and Abe Hawken For Mailonline, April 20, 2017:

A police officer was shot dead and another seriously wounded by two Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen on the Champs Elysees in central Paris tonight.

French police said that the incident was probably a ‘terrorist act’ and the world famous avenue was on lockdown by 9pm.

Heavily armed officers had flooded the area and a third individual – believed to be the killer – was also hurt and ‘neutralised’, according to police sources.

Police have said that ‘at least’ two people were involved in the attack which took place in the heart of the French capital.

The BFM TV news channel reported that ‘two offers were hit and one has been killed’.

It came as presidential candidates took place in a TV debate nearby.

A witness identified only as Ines told BFM that she heard a shooting, saw a man’s body on the ground and the area was quickly evacuated by police.

France is currently under a state of emergency following a spate of Islamist terror attacks.

The shooting comes just hours after one of the busiest roads in Paris was closed off by police as officers dealt with a ‘suspicious package’.

Reports suggest that items were discovered by officers as Rue de Rivoli, in the centre of the French capital, remained shut.

Stunned witnesses have described seeing a large police presence on the two-mile-long road.

It is believed that the Paris Metro service is not stopping there as officers try and deal with the incident.

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