Paris Police Attack Four people have died in an attack on the Paris Police Headquarters in the French capital. During this period, there have also been reports of injuries to several officers.
According to the information, the unidentified attacker entered the police headquarters and suddenly attacked the officers with a knife.
The French police union official said the attacker has been shot. However, another report stated that the attacker was one of the injured and is seriously injured, who have been hospitalized.
Metro station closed for security reasons
At the same time, the Transport Department of Paris has said that the metro station closest to the police headquarters has been closed due to security reasons.
According to media reports, the area around Paris Police Headquarters has been taken over by the police.
The motive behind the attack is not clear yet
According to the information, the incident happened around 1 pm local time. The attacker tried to forcefully enter the police headquarters. The motive behind the attack is not yet known.
A Paris police spokesman said the attack took place near the French capital’s Notre-Dame Cathedral. He declined to comment on the incident for the time being.
— Ligne 4 RATP (@Ligne4_RATP) October 3, 2019
J’apprends avec émotion le drame qui s’est produit en début d’après-midi à la préfecture de police de Paris.
Toutes mes pensées vont bien sûr aux familles des victimes. Et je veux aussi faire part de mon soutien à l’ensemble des personnels, dont j’imagine l’émotion à cet instant.
— Gérard Collomb – Maire de Lyon (@gerardcollomb) October 3, 2019
Paris pleure les siens cet après-midi après cette effroyable attaque survenue à la @prefpolice. Le bilan est lourd, plusieurs policiers ont perdu la vie. En mon nom et celui des Parisiens, mes premières pensées vont aux familles des victimes et à leurs proches.
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) October 3, 2019