US News Suspected attacker 'downed' in Paris after car crashes into police vehicle

18:42  19 june  2017
18:42  19 june  2017 Source:   Sky News

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A suspected attacker has been " downed " after driving into a police vehicle on the Champs-Elysees, officials in Paris have said. Police said there were no casualties but a security operation is under way and people are being asked to avoid the area.

The French police on Monday ' downed ' a suspected attacker who drove into a police vehicle on the Champs-Elysees shopping district in Paris .

Police redirect traffic following an 'incident' involving a car on the Champs-Elysees © Reuters Police redirect traffic following an 'incident' involving a car on the Champs-Elysees

A suspected attacker has been "downed" after driving into a police vehicle on the Champs-Elysees, officials in Paris have said.

Police said there were no casualties but a security operation is under way and people are being asked to avoid the area.

A spokesman for the French interior ministry, Pierre-Henry Brandet, said the driver's car exploded as he tried to ram a police vehicle.

The driver, who appeared to have acted deliberately, was described as "most probably" dead.

Police say the situation is now under control, and a bomb disposal unit is now on the scene.

The Paris prosecutor's counter-terrorism unit has now opened an investigation into the incident.

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