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Armed Extremist Rams Police Van On The Champs-Élysées in Paris

Discussion in 'Terrorist Attacks' started by fran, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    The dramatic moment a known extremist is pulled out of a smoking car containing weapons and explosives after RAMMING a police van in a ‘terror attack’ on the Champs-Élysées before an officer checks him for a suicide bomb
    • Car burst into flames moments after impact in the Paris tourist hotspot which is the main shopping district
    • Driver, who police confirmed as dead, was carrying a gun when he crashed into the police van deliberately
    • Witness said he heard shots being fired and saw smoke coming from the car after the collision this afternoon
    • People were seen fleeing the area as police officers armed with machine guns attempted to get them to safety
    A driver with a gun has died after ramming a police van on the Champs-Élysées in a car filled with weapons and a gas bomb.

    His car burst into flames moments after impact having deliberately aimed at a line of police vans with a boot full of Kalashnikov rifles, handguns and gas bottles.

    A police officer was videoed stripping clothes from the unconscious assailant to check for a suicide bomb as the assailant, who was a known extremist in France, lay dying in the street.

    Witnesses in the capital said he heard shots being fired and smoke coming from the silver Renault Megane which was used by the 31-year-old perpetrator in what is being considered an attempted suicide attack, though nobody was injured.

    The car left abandoned on the world-famous avenue and a red canister can be seen in the middle of the road which is teeming with police officers

    The 31-year-old extremist who was known to French authorities is seen here being pulled from the burning vehicles by officers

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...amid-police-security-alert.html#ixzz4kTBLlLPP
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  2. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    This is really getting out of hand!

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    fran Administrator Staff Member

    That explains why he took that particular opportunity to ram a police van, it was part of a caravan of police vehicles. Had the explosives worked, there could have been MANY casualties! :eek:


    Champs-Élysées incident: Attacker dies after ramming police van with car 'carrying explosive device and guns'

    Officials said the attacker rammed his car, which was found to be full of explosives, into a convoy of police vehicles

    A man has died after attempting to carry out an attack on security forces on Paris's Champs-Elysees avenue.

    Officials said the attacker rammed his car, which was found to be carrying explosives, into a convoy of police vehicles.

    Le Parisien reported that two gas cannisters were also discovered inside the man's car, as well as a Kalashnivok and handguns.

    Images from the scene showed a light-grey four-door saloon with windows smashed standing isolated in the middle of the iconic street, and other graphic photographs showed the badly burned body of a man in white shirt and dark shorts lying on the ground nearby.

    A counter-terror investigation has been opened into the incident in which no one else was injured, and France's interior ministry said the 31-year-old perpetrator was known to officials.

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    The suspected attacker, who has yet to be named, was described as being from the Argenteuil suburb of the French capital. The man was subject to an "S" file, meaning authorities were at some point monitoring him for potential links to extremism.

    Police quickly evacuated the Champs-Elysees on Monday afternoon amid initial reports of a car on fire.

    A cordon was being extended across the shopping district down to the Place de la Concorde, while authorities urged people to avoid the area using official social media channels.

    The nearest Metro station to the incident, Champs-Elysées Clémenceau, was closed.

    Book-ended by the iconic Arc de Triomphe to the northwest and the seat of French government to the southeast, the Champs-Elysees is popular with tourists.

    An attacker pledging allegiance to Isis shot and killed a police officer on the Champs-Elysees in April, days before the presidential election, prompting an extensive security operation.

    read more ........... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...aris-police-latest-updates-live-a7797601.html

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