Four officers killed in Paris police headquarters attack: Report

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Oct 03, 2019, 06:35 PM(IST)

police headquarters Photograph:( AFP )

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The attacker worked at the police building in an administrative capacity.

A knife-wielding man employed at police headquarters in central Paris stabbed four officers to death Thursday before being shot dead by police, French media report said.

Investigators suspect a workplace row sparked the deadliest attack on police in France in years, news agency AFP reported. 

The attacker worked at the police building in an administrative capacity.

The area in the centre of Paris has been sealed off.

Thursday's attack happened at about 13:00 local time (11:00 GMT) in the courtyard of the police building, a BBC report said.

It comes a day after French police went on strike across the country over increasing violence towards officers and rising suicide rates within the force.

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