2520601 Paris police attack: Four killed by knife-wielding employees
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Dozens of Police and rescue workers ran to The Scene
A knife-wielding employee killed, three officers and an office worker in the headquarters of The Police in the centre of the French capital, Paris .
The attacker has not been named, was shot and killed by The Police .
eye witnesses described the scenes of panic with many people fleeing The Building in tears. The area in the île de la Cité has been sealed off.
The Attack came A Day after The Police strike in the whole of France about the increasing violence against Police officers.
The Paris Prosecutor's office said a murder investigation had been launched.
A motive for The Attack is unclear. However, Police trade Union have proposed a representative, may have been involved, the attacker will be in a workplace dispute. What happened?
around 13:00 local time (11:00 GMT; 12:00 BST), the said attacker went into The Building and directly to his office, where he began attacking colleagues with a knife.
He stabbed three people in two offices and Two Women on a staircase, before he was shot by an officer inside The Building in the courtyard, according to French media.
Three men and a woman were killed, Paris Prosecutor Remy Heitz told reporters.
A fifth person was seriously injured in The Attack , and was sent for surgery. The Building is in the vicinity of major tourist attractions such as the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.
"The Police ran in panic," A Witness who was in the courtyard said to the time of The Attack , Le Parisien newspaper.
"I was surprised to hear shooting, because this is not a place where you hear that kind of thing. At first I thought it was a suicide, because there are a lot of these at the moment," he added.
President Emmanuel Macron , Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Interior Minister Christophe Castaner all The Site visited.
"wait. One of these days it is a real tragedy in The Police . "
These words were said to the BBC by an officer participating in Wednesday called the large Demonstration In Paris to draw attention to the concern of the dizzying rise in Police suicides. He could have no idea that the next day four of his colleagues were stabbed to death by another colleague at the Paris Prefecture.
But The Truth is, we know nothing about the motives of the attacker.
On The Face , he was an office worker, with a view to any of the day-to-day pressure of Police officers on The Street . A Police -union member, said the killings could happen Anywhere - a factory, a hospital, a farm. The Police link was a coincidence.
This evening's reports are to be worn by the two renowned French news media, The Man was a recent convert to Islam. Is this true? It is relevant? We will have to wait. Who the attacker was?
According to the Interior Minister , he had worked a 45-year-old IT specialist, for the Paris Police since the age of 16.
the officials said he had worked in the power of the intelligence division.
Mr Castaner said there had been No Warning signs, about the attacker, and added: "On The Face , he saw a model employee. "
The Police arrested and they searched his house in the North of The City , and his wife in custody, although the Paris Prosecutor's office said that they have not been loaded. the Parisian Police headquarters is located in The Heart of Paris
There were tensions between the knifeman and his or her supervisor, according to Police Union official Christophe Crepin.
"I don't think that this is a terrorist act," said Mr. Crepin, Who Knew the attacker, told France info Radio.
The Police Union Leader Jean-Marc Bailleul described it as a criminal offence, say BFMTV: "It was a moment of madness. "
The Attack follows a rare nationwide Police strike on Wednesday, which saw thousands of civil servants demonstrate In Paris over working hours, lack of resources and the controversial pension reform.
Police unions say there have been More Than 50 suicides of Police officers since the beginning of the year.
they blame The Rising numbers on the difficult working conditions and the increasing level of violence against The Police .
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