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Man arrested for attack on French soldiers in Paris

Man arrested for attack on French soldiers in Paris

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The French police Wednesday afternoon a man was arrested who is responsible for an attack on soldiers in the French municipality of Levallois-Perret, northwest of Paris.

Wednesday morning around 8.00 am, were six soldiers injured, after a car on them was broken in. Two soldiers would be serious injuries.

The explanation is still unclear, but according to mayor Patrick Balkany of Levallois-Perret there is no doubt about intent. A special prosecutor charged with terreurzaken open an investigation into the incident, reports news agency Reuters.

Arrest

The perpetrator is shot and held on a motorway in the north of France. In the arrest were allegedly also elite units of the police involved. The man is, according to French media during his arrest hit by five bullets.

Also a policeman was injured, but the arrested man has, according to Reuters itself is not shot. He would be unarmed. The policeman was hit by a stray bullet. The arrest was made on the A16 Paris to Calais.

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Patrol

French media report that soldiers were hit by a car at the time that they came from a barracks came to go on patrol as part of security measures against terror. In the BMW they rammed was a man behind the wheel.

The man who rammed soldiers in the street near the barracks and waited until he could strike, said the mayor. The police is looking for the vehicle. Emergency services take pity on the wounded soldiers.

? Incident à Levallois-Perret : intervention the #Police and cours. Un véhicule est recherché

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State of emergency

In France after the terror attacks of november 13, 2015 the state of emergency was declared. That is still in force.

The measures put the police under more searches to carry out without the intervention of a judge. Also patrolling since then, thousands of soldiers on the French streets because of the terrorist threat.

President Emmanuel Macron had previously know the state of emergency this autumn to want to end.

Man rides in on soldiers Paris

In the French municipality of Levallois-Perret, north of Paris Wednesday morning around 8.00 am, six soldiers were injured, after a car on them is broken in.
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Of the six wounded, two soldiers in serious injury. The explanation is still unclear, but according to mayor Patrick Balkany of Levallois-Perret there is no doubt about intent.
© AFP

French media report that the soldiers were hit by a car at the time that they came from a barracks came to go on patrol as part of security measures against terror.
© AFP

The man who rammed soldiers in the street near the barracks and waited until he could strike, said the mayor. The police is looking for the vehicle. Emergency services take pity on the wounded soldiers.
© AFP

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