Thankfully, the attacker is now dead. The “radicalized” Muslim, 31, who has been pictured being stripped naked by bomb squad officers, “was known to the police,” said an investigating source.
UK Sun The driver was knocked unconscious by the crash and later died from his injuries. No civilians or law enforcement were hurt. Police closed the street but said the situation was under control. Interior Minister Gérard Collomb called itan “attack aimed at our security forces” in a tweet from the scene.
A bomb squad robot is pictured beside the suspect’s dead body in the Champs-Elysees area of Paris. The Renault Megane was seen targeting a line of police vans that were travelling up the Champs Elysee towards the Arc de Trimophe.
A bomb squad robot is pictured beside the suspect’s dead body in the Champs-Elysees area of Paris:
Witnesses said the suspect’s car “exploded” on impact with the van and that the driver, who has not been named, was “armed.” An investigating source said: “There was a sudden impact, and then a fireball. “A gas bomb was in the car.
“The man was very badly injured, and then pulled out of his damaged vehicle. “He did not cause any injuries, but the collision was a deliberate act.”
Police who searched the car found a Kalashnikov assault rife in the boot, along with knives and rounds of ammunition. A gas canister has also been pictured at the scene of the crash in one of the French capital busiest areas.