Paris Police Kill Man Allegedly Carrying Knife Outside Station House
(ABC News) — A man died today after being shot outside a Paris police station he allegedly tried to enter with a knife, according to officials.
Police intervened immediately just after noon local time, firing shots, and the individual was severely injured, French government spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said on live television today.
The man, who has not been identified, later died from his wounds, officials said.
Brandet had also told a French radio station that the suspect was initially thought to be wearing some kind of suicide device, but it turned out to be a fake.
Two schools in the area were put on lockdown as a precautionary measure, the Paris branch of the French Education Ministry said.
The attack comes as Paris remains on edge following terror attacks in 2015. Today also marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The country remains on its highest terror-alert level, which was put in effect after the coordinated attacks in November that left 130 people dead.