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Excerpted From Breitbart: French police have confirmed an incident on the Champs-Élysées, Paris Monday afternoon after a car rammed a police vehicle and reportedly exploded.
The suspect, who was armed with a firearm, is reported to have likely died in the incident and it was reported that police “downed” the individual. There were no other injuries or fatalities to police or the public, a statement released through the Parisian Police official Twitter account stated.
French bomb disposal units are on the scene and are examining the vehicle involved in the collision, and counter-terror police are leading the investigation.
France’s Le Figaro reports the suspect was carrying a Glock-type handgun and that the act was likely deliberate. Keep reading
Excerpted From Fox News: A suspect who tried to attack security forces on the Champs-Elysees shopping district in Paris Monday afternoon — when he rammed his car into a police van — had a rifle and explosives in his vehicle, French investigators said.
The attacker died shortly after the incident, the French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said. The attacker, a 31-year-old man, was badly burned after his car exploded when he deliberately crashed it into a police van. The police van caught fire, but it was quickly contained, officials said. The bomb squad was called to the scene.
Authorities discovered a gas tank and an AK-47 rife in the attacker’s car, Fox News confirmed. The man was from a suburb in Paris and had been previusly flagged for extremism, French police said.
Eric Favereau, a journalist for Liberation newspaper who was driving a scooter behind the military officers, said he saw a car blocking the convoy’s path, then an implosion in the vehicle. Favereau wrote that the officers smashed open the windows of the car while it was in flames and dragged out its occupant. Keep reading