An administrator armed with a knife attacked workers inside Paris police headquarters Thursday, killing three officers and one other administrator earlier than he was fatally shot, officers stated.
Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz stated three of the victims had been males and one was a girl. A police union official had stated earlier that 4 officers died.
Heitz didn’t handle the motives of the attacker, who was reportedly 45, however stated authorities have opened a homicide investigation, for the second ruling out a terrorism inquiry.
The house of the attacker was being searched and anti-terrorism prosecutors had been evaluating the state of affairs, Heitz stated, with out elaborating on attainable motives.
France’s inside minister stated a wounded police worker was present process emergency surgical procedure Thursday afternoon.
Union official Loic Travers stated it appeared the assault started in an workplace and continued inside the massive compound throughout the road from Notre-Dame Cathedral.
The variety of folks injured was not instantly identified.
Travers stated the motive is unknown, however the 20-year police worker stated to be chargeable for the assault labored within the intelligence unit and had not posed identified issues till Thursday.
He stated he could not keep in mind an assault on law enforcement officials of this magnitude.
“As we communicate, one colleague is useless following a knife assault. One other colleague is in a state of shock … and the particular person behind the assault has been shot by one other colleague,” Travers stated on BFM TV.