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At least two injured police officers, one of them seriously, in a knife attack in Paris

October 3, 2019

French police officers deployed in front of the Paris police station where there was a knife attack – REUTERS / PHILIPPE WOJAZER


At least four people have died at the hands of a man armed with a knife this Thursday at the Police Prefecture in Paris, according to French media, which have also confirmed the death of the alleged aggressor.

The assailant, who worked for the Intelligence Directorate of the Police Prefecture (DRPP), has died after being shot by another agent in the Prefecture's yard, according to the media.

Among those killed is at least one police officer while there is another person more injured. According to the RTL station, at the moment the authorities do not give priority to the terrorist track in the case.

According to 'Le Figaro', the version that seems to gain strength, based on the police sources consulted, is that it be an adjustment of accounts related to a sentimental matter. In this sense, France Info points out that the aggressor first attacked two female administrative agents.

The Interior Minister, Christophe Castaner, and the Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, have moved to the Prefecture after the attack along with the prosecutor, while the Cité station has been closed, on Metro Line 4, as precautionary measure