French Police: 1 Officer Killed, 1 Injured in Paris Shooting
Thursday, 20 April 2017 () One policeman was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in central Paris on Thursday night, a police source said. The person who fired on police on the Champs-Elysees, one of the world's most prestigious boulevards, has been killed, the source said. Police authorities called on the public to avoid the area. A Reuters reporter saw a helicopter flying low over central Paris, apparently part of a follow-up police operation. This is a breaking story; please check back...
The attacker, a French national, was a suspected threat to public security but was released due to lack of evidence, the police said. Wall Street Journal - WorldAlso reported by •L.A. Times •Seattle Times
Presidential candidates in France expressed solidarity with the police after a shooting in Paris left the gunman and a police officer dead and others wounded. NYTimes.com - EuropeAlso reported by •Independent