Paris police attack: Four killed by knife-wielding man


A knife-wielding man has killed four staff at police headquarters in Paris. 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. Witnesses described people running everywhere, many in tears. 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). The attacker is said to have gone into the building and straight to his office where he began attacking colleagues with a knife.


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