Following a shooting on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, one police officer has been left dead and another two seriously injured. A foreign female passerby received a light injury. The suspected attacker was killed, according to police.
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“The identity of the attacker is known and has been checked. I will not give it because investigations with raids are ongoing,” Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters. “The investigators want to be sure whether he had or did not have accomplices.”
The alleged identity of the attacker has been circulating in unconfirmed French media reports, which said he was previously jailed for an armed attack on police, and had been included in the security threats database as a potential extremist. None of the details could be immediately verified.