From the received wounds died the second policeman attacked by criminals in the Champs Elysees area in Paris, reports Reuters.
In addition, it is reported that the criminal who fired the shots and was eliminated on the spot, were known to security services.
An hour later, after a firefight in the same area again gunfire was heard. Details are not yet disclosed.
As reported by RIA Novosti the representative of the police, people are evacuated from public places all over the Champs Elysees from the arc de Triomphe to Concorde. Police, armed with pistols, asking people to quickly go in the direction of the Concorde, all the time remaining in the light.
On Thursday evening, April 20, gunmen opened fire on the police in Paris. One of the employees was killed, two were injured. The gunman was eliminated. Police believe that the attackers were two men, one managed to escape.
According to witnesses, the offender got out of the car and started shooting from the machine.
Launched police operation, which involved helicopters. To the place of incident there has arrived the special transport with armed police.
As the version that is considered as a terrorist act and armed robbery. At the same time, the interior Ministry of France said that the motives of the attack so far, although shooting at the officers was aiming. The investigation began anti-terrorist unit of the Prosecutor’s office.