- 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
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.
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A French police officer was tonight shot dead on the Champs Elysees in Paris (pictured) – just as presidential candidates took part in a TV debate nearby
One police officer has been killed on the Champs Elysees in central Paris (pictured) this evening
Another officer was seriously wounded while the attacker was killed on the world famous avenue (pictured)Nuclear War Survival Skills aims to provide a general audience with advice on how to survive conditions likely to be encountered in the event of a nuclear catastrophe, as well as encouraging optimism in the face of such a catastrophe by asserting the survivability of a nuclear war. In the event that we actually ARE attacked , the video below may save your life.
The BFM TV news channel reported that ‘two offers were hit and one has been killed’.
It came as presidential candidates took part 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 suggested that items were discovered by officers as Rue de Rivoli remained shut.
Stunned witnesses 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.
Police closed off the busy street in the heart of the city as they tried to deal with ‘suspicious items’
The two-mile road (pictured) is home to some of the most fashionable shops in the world and was closed on Thursday evening
The incident on Thursday comes as France remains in a state of emergency following the Paris attacks in 2015 and the Bastille Day killings in Nice in 2016.
Rue de Rivoli is a busy commercial street just north of the River Seine which is home to some of the most fashionable shops in the world.
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