At least four officers have died in a brazen knife attack at Paris’ police headquarters, while the suspect, said to be an employee at the station, was shot dead in the aftermath.
The police headquarters, situated in the heart of the city, is located across the street from Notre Dame Cathedral, where the four police officers were killed.
The metro station near the police building has been shut down for security reasons. French Interior Minister Christoper Castaner was en route to inspect the crime scene.
The suspect is believed to have been an administrative officer working in a secure part of the building, making it easy for him to enter the premises. It is thought that he used a ceramic knife that could not be picked up by metal detectors.
The attack comes a day after French police went on strike nationwide over an uptick in violence towards officers and rising suicide rates within the force.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.