The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WORLD -

FRENCH pros­e­cu­tors have opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion that treats a fa­tal knife at­tack at Paris po­lice head­quar­ters as a po­ten­tial act of ter­ror­ism.

A long-time po­lice em­ployee stabbed four col­leagues to death on Thurs­day be­fore he was shot and killed.

A back­ground search led to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion for mur­ders com­mit­ted “in re­la­tion with a ter­ror­ist en­ter­prise” and “crim­i­nal as­so­ci­a­tion with ter­ror­ists”, pros­e­cu­tors said.

They gave no de­tails about the ev­i­dence that per­suaded them a ter­ror in­ves­ti­ga­tion was war­ranted.

Po­lice of­fi­cials said the de­ci­sion came from eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble sources found in a search of the at­tacker’s home.

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