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Multiple Police Officers Shot In Paris; Assailant Armed With Kalashnikov Has Been Killed

Posted on Thursday, 20th April 2017 @ 07:49 PM by Text Size A | A | A

With just days to go until the first round of the French presidential election, one policeman has been killed and another wounded in a shooting incident on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, the French police said. The person who fired on police on the Champs-Elysees, one of the world’s most prestigious boulevards, was allegedly armed with a Kalashinkov rifle and has been killed.

A Reuters reporter saw a helicopter flying low over central Paris, apparently part of a follow-up police operation.

The French police have told the local population to avoid the area of the Champs Elysees which is on lock down, while social media add that riot police has been dispatched.

According to subsequent news reports the shooter, who was allegedly armed with a Kalashnikov, has been killed.

According to the French police, the shooting was probably a “terrorist act”

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