Paris police attack - Four killed by knife-wielding man

Gordon_R

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Not terrorism: https://www.bbc.com/news/49921145
A knife-wielding man has killed four staff at police headquarters in central Paris, French media report.

The attacker, who has not been named but is also said to be an employee there, was later shot dead by police.

There has been no official statement so far. The area in the île de la Cité - in the centre of Paris - has been sealed off.

The attack comes a day after police went on strike across France over increasing violence towards officers.

It happened at about 13:00 local time (11:00 GMT; 12:00 BST) in the courtyard of the building.

President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Interior Minister Christophe Castaner have all gone to the site.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo confirmed on Twitter that "several people" had been killed in the attack, which took place near major tourist sites including the Notre-Dame cathedral.

Three men and one woman were killed in the attack, according to French broadcaster BFMTV.
 

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French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday vowed an "unrelenting fight" against Islamist extremists at a memorial ceremony for four Paris police staff stabbed to death last week by a colleague who had converted to a radical version of Islam.
 

Solarion

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Find his family's house in his country of origin and send a thank-you note. We can play that game too mofo.

 

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Good thing France as a ban on assault knives. This act can now be used to go after people's butter knives too.
 
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