ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com September 23, 2017


Paris police: Attacker probably dead

19 June 2017, 06:43 | Erica Roy

A auto has crashed into a police van before bursting into flames around the Champs Élysées area of central Paris, police officials say.

Brandet told reporters the driver, who was armed, was "most likely dead", adding that it was hard to say for sure while the area where he was lying was being checked for explosives.

French media, quoting police sources, say the incident earlier today was deliberate.

The Paris prosecutor's counter-terrorism unit said it had opened an investigation into the incident, which occurred only a short walk away from the Elysees presidential palace and the U.S. embassy. Paris police said neither gendarmes nor passers-by were injured.

The police department tweeted the warning Monday without providing further details.

A person is seen on the ground as a police officer is seen in the foreground on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Monday, June 19, 2017.


Two police officials told The Associated Press that a handgun was found on the driver, who they said was badly burned after the vehicle exploded.

The reason for the operation remains unclear.

The post French police block off area near Champs-Elysees appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

A subway station in the area is closed.

The famous site was the site of an April shooting in which a police officer was killed by an attacker supporting the Islamic State terror group. France is under a state of emergency after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks.



Other News

Trending Now

London fire: Number of dead and missing rises to 79, police say
The remnants of an exercise bike, an oven and washing machine point to the lives of residents in the moments before the blaze. Of those injured in the fire, 18 people remain in hospitals across London , nine of them in critical care.

Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy win bring international cricket to Pak
I hope that - and I am sure that the nation of Pakistan is really happy because they deserve it", the coach said after the match. India blew the chance to seal a clean sweep as victory would have made Kohli's team world No.1 in one-day and Test cricket.

One dead as van rams pedestrians near London mosque
Police confirmed the 48-year-old driver of the van was detained by members of public at the scene before officers arrived. Police said eight of the injured were hospitalized; the other two had minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

London mosque attacker: 'I want to kill all Muslims'
The incident comes at a time when emotions are high in the United Kingdom , in the wake of a series of deadly terrorist attacks. Early police caution about declaring the incident to be terrorist-related was interpreted by the community as discriminatory.

Britain, EU to start historic Brexit talks
It is also 82 days after Theresa May sent a letter formally notifying the European Council of Britain's intention to withdraw. The agenda for the meeting was agreed earlier this month following preparatory "talks about talks".

Russian Federation vows to target United States planes as targets henceforth
The truce that went into effect Saturday came after some of the worst fighting in months between rebels and pro-government forces. A USA defense official told Fox News that the Super Hornet that shot down the Syrian jet was based on board the USS George H.W.

Seth Rollins Reveals WWE 2K18 Video Game Cover
Both WWE and 2K usually announce the cover star around this time of year. "You can't kill a dead man". The tagline for the game is "Be Like No One", which was previously teased on WWE's social channels.