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Knife attack: Several dead in attack in Paris police headquarters


An attacker attacked several police officers in Paris with a knife. It apparently several people were killed.

In the Paris police prefecture on Thursday there was a knife attack with several dead and injured. As a result of the crime, a police officer died, first reported several news agencies. Meanwhile, there are four dead police officers. In addition, the armed with a ceramic knife attacker should have been shot.

The prefecture is located in the heart of the French capital, near the Notre Dame Cathedral. How far the attacker had penetrated into the building remained unclear at first. According to initial reports, the attack took place in the non-public part of the building.

Nothing is known about the motives of the now dead attacker. From police and trade union circles, however, it was said that the man himself had been a police officer.

According to the union Alliance Police Nationale for the Capital Region of Paris, it came to 13 clock to the attack. The area around the police prefecture was cordoned off after the attack for safety reasons, including a nearby M├ętro station. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner is on the way to the scene, reported French media.

Source: spiegel

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