Man rams ex­plo­sives laden car into French po­lice

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - WORLD -

PARIS — French of­fi­cials say that a man on the radar of au­thor­i­ties has been killed after ram­ming a car car­ry­ing ex­plo­sives into a po­lice ve­hi­cle in Paris’ Champs-el­y­sees shop­ping dis­trict, prompt­ing a fiery blast. France’s anti-ter­ror­ism pros­e­cu­tor has opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion. No po­lice of­fi­cers or passersby were hurt in the in­ci­dent Mon­day af­ter­noon, the Paris po­lice depart­ment said. It is un­clear why the at­tacker drove into po­lice, though of­fi­cials said the in­ci­dent was ap­par­ently de­lib­er­ate.

A Brazil­ian cou­ple with son in stroller and grand­mother couldn’t un­der­stand why they were blocked at the Grand Palais ex­hi­bi­tion hall and barred from ac­cess­ing the Champsel­y­sees, where they had walked freely ear­lier in the day.

“I’ll go back to my ho­tel now,” said Alexan­der Fer­reira, adding they were in London shortly after the re­cent big at­tack there.

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