Paris knife attack in police station kills at least 4, including 3 officers, assailant shot dead: officials

Fox News | 10/3/2019 | Stephen Sorace
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French authorities say the assailant is said to be an employee of the police department and was shot and killed at the scene.

A man armed with a knife killed at least four people, including three police officers, and injured several others during an attack Thursday inside Paris police headquarters--where the man was an employee--before being fatally shot, officials said.

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The attack appeared to begin inside an office around 1 p.m. local time before moving throughout the building, located across the street from Notre Dame Cathedral, union official Loic Travers said. The motive behind the attack wasn’t immediately known.

An administrator was among the three men and one woman killed, Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said. Officials said earlier that four police officers died.

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Travers said several others were injured during the attack. Further details on the number of people hurt and the extent of their injuries weren’t immediately available.

The alleged attacker has only been identified as a 45-year-old man who has worked for 20 years as an administrator in the intelligence unit. Travers said the man hadn’t posed any known problems before the attack.

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