At least 4 people reportedly killed in a deadly rampage by a knife-wielding employee at Paris police headquarters. The police later shoot the attacker, whose whereabouts still not revealed, to death.
According to eyewitnesses, several people left the building in a panic with tears in their eyes while police sealed off the site. The recent incident came just a day after the police department reportedly go on strike over growing incidents of targeting their officers. No official statement is released yet about the cause of the assault. But union officials of the department described it as a result of a workplace dispute.
Mayor of the French capital, Anne Hidalgo has confirmed through social media that several people died in the stabbing spree. The attack happened near important tourist points like the Notre-Dame cathedral. Three of the dead were male while another was a woman. Police forces immediately cordoned off the site. One man also sustained injuries in the attack.
The knife-wielding man entered into the building of his office at about 11:00 GMT and moved to his department. There, he tried to attack his co-workers with a knife and stabbed 2 people. One person becomes his victim on a stairway whereas the fourth one hit inside the courtyard of the police headquarters where the officers shot the knifeman. French President Emmanuel Macron, PM Edouard Philippe and also visited the place of the attack.
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