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3 Paris officers shot, 1 fatally, in Champs-Elysees attack

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  1. BMD

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    https://us.yahoo.com/news/french-media-report-2-police-193600500.html

    3 Paris officers shot, 1 fatally, in Champs-Elysees attack
    [​IMG] ANGELA CHARLTON and SYLVIE CORBET,Associated Press 43 minutes ago








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    PARIS (AP) — An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others before police shot and killed him.

    Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told The Associated Press that the attacker targeted officers guarding the area near the Franklin Roosevelt subway station at the center of the shopping avenue popular with tourists. She said he appeared to be acting alone.

    Police and soldiers sealed off the area, ordering tourists back into their hotels and blocking people from approaching the scene.

    The Paris prosecutor's office said counterterrorism investigators are involved in the probe. Two police officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation, said the attacker had been flagged as an extremist. They had no other details about him.

    The attack came three days before the first round of balloting in France's tense presidential election. Security is high preceding the vote after police said they arrested two men Tuesday in what they described as a thwarted terror attack.

    In Thursday's attack, French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said on BFM television that a man came out of a car and opened fire on a police vehicle. He said officers were "deliberately" targeted.

    Speaking in Washington during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, U.S. President Donald Trump said the shooting in Paris "looks like another terrorist attack" and sent condolences to France.

    Emergency vehicles blocked the wide avenue lined with shops that cuts across central Paris between the Arc de Triomphe and the Tuileries Gardens, normally packed with cars and tourists. Subway stations were closed off.

    The gunfire sent scores of tourists fleeing into side streets.

    "They were running, running," said 55-year-old Badi Ftaïti, who lives in the area. "Some were crying. There were tens, maybe even hundreds of them."

    Security forces are more widespread in Paris since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in recent years, and France remains under a state of emergency.

    French President Francois Hollande scheduled an emergency meeting Thursday night.

    The incident recalled two recent attacks on soldiers providing security at prominent locations around Paris, one at the Louvre museum in February and one at Orly airport last month.

    A witness identified only as Ines told French television station BFM that she heard a shooting and saw a man's body on the ground before police quickly evacuated the area where she works in a shop.

    A French television station hosting a televised event with the 11 candidates running for president briefly interrupted its broadcast to report the shootings.

    None of the candidates immediately commented.
     
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    Heard it on the radio driving back home.

    Stay safe France....Marianne must rise up and take decisive action!

    Enough is enough of the hashtags and lighting up buildings....you are land of Napoleon, Guillaume, Jeanne d'arc, LaFayette and Vercingetorix for gods sake! Give the baddies hell, screw the P-C!
     
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    RIP to the fallen and quick recovery to injured.
     
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    Every person in Europe needs to first understand what they are dealing with, to begin tackling this.
     
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    You all need to kick out those refugees.

    Sweden is already gone and Germany is following the suite.

    If you really want refugees to tackle declining population , take in the Tibetans.
     
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    Rest In Peace!
     
  10. Immanuel

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    France has degraded to a swamp, time to drain it, Frexit please. Religion of Peace strikes again.
     
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    Perhaps not a war zone but it's fallen a long way short of what could be referred to as civilised society over the last few years.
     
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    If France want to drain the swamp, why would Frexit be a necessity? France and Germany are equal top shareholders in EU. France could simply get immigration and refugee policy of EU changed.
     
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    A civilized society is a society without racism.
     
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    It's one without bombings and shootings and blood flowing through the streets. If you need to discriminate between immigrants at the border to achieve that then so be it. Lesser of two evils. At the end of the day, people will always discriminate against people who are killing them, so if you don't discriminate at the border the discrimination becomes internal, so you'll get more racism that way. Some level of discrimination is essential for civility, you wouldn't invite a monkey to a wine tasting convention.
     
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    They can't get it changed, EU is crumbling because of douche policies, Best for French to exit and EU crumbles all together, though a brilliant idea EU can't work on the pillars of ideas alone with wide gaps on everything else.
     

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