STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION
It is reported by Fox News that a suspect INTENTIONALLY and deliberately crashed a car into a police van that then caught on fire on the Champs-Elysees shopping district in Paris Monday afternoon. French authorities state that an anti-terrorism investigation has been started.
The suspect was arrested and then questioned and is now dead – The area has been sealed.
This is the fifth time in four months that security forces have been attacked in Paris.
Police cordon growing around #ChampsElysees pic.twitter.com/aeyqD3p6GF
— Melissa Bell (@MelissaBellCNN) June 19, 2017
A string of attacks in Paris
This is the fifth time in four months that security forces have been targeted in Paris.
— Last month, a man attacked an officer with a hammer at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, proclaiming, “This is for Syria,” French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said. The officer’s injuries were not serious.
— In April, a man shot at police officers — also on the Champs-Elysees — killing one officer and wounding two others. Police shot and killed Karim Cheurfi as he tried to escape on the busy tourist boulevard. ISIS said the man was one of its fighters, and Cheurfi had a note defending ISIS in his pocket.
— In March, a man holding a gun on a French female soldier at Orly Airport shouted, “I am here to die in the name of Allah … There will be deaths,” before two of the soldier’s comrades shot the attacker dead.
— In February, a soldier shot a machete-wielding man who rushed toward a group of soldiers and guards near the Louvre museum.
Source: Fox News/CNN