Man shot dead outside Paris police station, prompting terrorism fears

A man has been shot dead outside a Paris police station after apparently attacking the facility, amid fears that the incident might be an act of terrorism.

Luc Poignant of the police union said the man allegedly shouted "Allah is great" as he approached the facility. An Interior Ministry spokesman told BFMTV that the man might have been wearing an explosive belt.

The man was carrying a knife, according to reports.

The incident comes on the one-year anniversary of an Islamist attack on the offices of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo that prompted three days of terror and shootings in the city, ultimately resulting in 17 civilian deaths and the deaths of three Islamists as police closed in on them.

Last update: Thu, 07/01/2016 - 13:20
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