A man who was reportedly wearing an explosive vest has been killed by French police in front of a police station in northern Paris after trying to enter the building, screaming “Allahu Akbar”.
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Police say the man was carrying a knife and was wearing a device resembling a suicide vest.
#BREAKING Man shot outside police station in northern Paris: police
— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 7, 2016
He tried to enter the police station on the rue de la Goutte d’Or in Barbes in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.
Witnesses say police fired “two of three shots” at him, and he was killed.
— Anna Polonyi (@akilincs) January 7, 2016
This comes on the one year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre last January and just minutes after French President Francois Hollande had finished paying homage to police officers killed in the line of duty.
Respect to the police dealing with it and potentially averting another tragedy.