France: Paris police cordon off Champs Elysees

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Police patrol security cordon on Champs Elysee in Paris on 19 JuneFeatured Picture

A safety operation is below means in Paris across the Champs Elysees space, after a automotive crashed right into a police van earlier than bursting into flames, officers say.

The driving force is “on the bottom… unconscious,” French information company AFP experiences, quoting a police supply.

It was not instantly clear if the incident was unintentional or deliberate.

France is at the moment in a state of emergency after being hit by a wave of lethal terror assaults in recent times.

A policeman was shot useless and two others have been wounded in an assault on the Champs Elysees in April, simply days earlier than the presidential election.

The nationwide police Twitter account stated (in French) that there was an “ongoing police operation”, warning individuals to respect the safety cordon.


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