posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 07:40 AM
Latest reports over here in France are saying the following but all still a little confused for the moment with conflictual reports coming from
various news sources :
A man armed with a knife was shot dead by security forces Thursday after attempting to enter a police station in northern Paris.
The shooting took place outside a police station in the Goutte-d'Or area of the French capital’s 18th arrondissement.
A witness who was around 50 metres from the police station told FRANCE 24 that he clearly heard the man cry "Allahu Akbar" (God is great). Police said
the man was strapped with a fake explosive vest.
The attack was being investigated as potential terrorism, police said.
Pictures posted on Twitter showed the alleged assailant wearing a camouflage coat, lying on the pavement after being shot. A police bomb disposal
robot appeared to be inspecting the body.
The culturally vibrant neighbourhood was on lockdown, including two schools on the same street as the police station, according to education
officials. Nearby metro stations were also closed.
“A few locals who live in flats around the police station managed to get into the area, but only after thorough searches from police sources,”
said FRANCE 24’s Clovis Casali, who was at the scene.
Casali added that firemen and emergency responders had also arrived at the Goutte d’Or neighbourhood.
Source : www.france24.com...