UPDATE – Man Shot Dead After Ramming Car into Police Van in Paris

Rescue workers examine a body lying on the Champs Elysées in Paris, Monday, June 19, 2017. A driver rammed his car, partially seen at left behiong the police van, into a police vehicle in the Champs-Elysees shopping district Monday, prompting a fiery explosion, and was likely killed in the incident, authorities said. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

June 19, 2017

OAN Newsroom

A man with a rifle and explosives is shot dead by authorities after ramming his car into a police van in Paris.

It happened at the city’s popular Champs Élysées shopping district on Monday, which was put on lockdown shortly after.

The suspects car burst into flames, and a gas tank and an AK-47 were found inside.

The police van also caught fire, but it was quickly contained and the bomb squad was called to the scene.

Police say the man had been flagged for extremism before, and a terrorism investigation is now underway.

This is the fifth time this year security forces have been targeted in Paris.

  • Localdude

    Seems to me they need to BAN VANs. Or restrict their use to ‘police use only’

  • Localdude

    How is it ‘explosives’ keep being used in france. Explosives are banned.

  • Localdude

    How is it all of these ak47s are being used in france? These are banned guns.

  • rteltru

    It was a ‘Man’? not a “Muslim Man” or for that matter, a “White Man”? You carry the news story that have no issue with identifying the man who did a ‘van ram’ of Muslims at their mosque as “A WHITE MAN”, yet this story just can’t tell what kind of man it was – it was just “A Man”. I find that so intolerant and discriminatory.

  • constitutiononly

    Keep on “flagging”, France. And doing nothing about the Muslim terrorists until AFTER they murder your people.

  • Scotty

    When are the french going to get it?

  • Clinicaleducator1

    Glad to see that the French police are getting adequate range time!!!

  • fixento

    Europe must be enjoying the religion of peace more each day.

  • YYRNU

    Isn’t it interesting that the Brit who rammed the mosque this weekend was identified as a “white” man but this fellow is just “a man”. Perfect example of press’ gaslighting.

  • Jam Jenes

    A driver rammed his car, partially seen at left behiong the police van, into a police vehicle in the Champs-Elysees shopping district Monday, prompting a fiery explosion . . . “

    Cars exploding on impact is a hollyweird fiction.

    That ‘fiery’ explosion was caused by explosives.

  • semper liber

    Was his name mohamid or something like that?

  • Barry Soetoro-Chin

    Who shot him? The French, like England, don’t allow police officer’s to carry weapons. Must have been an American conceal-carry permit holder on vacation.

    • Smrtynrse

      Good one.

  • citizensam

    a humane and quick shot to the head is exactly what should happen immediately to every one of these leftie encouraged protesters who think attacking and killing their opponents is acceptable….would stop this BS fast.

    • R A.

      Agree.
      1) Quick
      2) Humane if possible

  • Nik Buckingham

    “flagged for extremism” should equal deportation, or in the case of a citizen, arrest and deprogramming

    • Hatori Hanzo, ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Seems logical. Immediate deportation. Unless he was a born French citizen then I suppose there’s nowhere to deport him to. Pack him up, send him on his way.

      • FromThe70s

        No government could deny him entry into Antarctica.

        • Wheel of misfortune

          Muslims hate penguins. Because they’re infidels…

      • Cisco

        Nowhere to send him to ? Are you kidding ? Send him to the state of Calif., in the good ol USA. All those radical extremist left wing whacko liberals out there would just love him.
        Meanwhile, the rest of us are figuring out how to get that wall built. Which wall ? The one around Calif. of course.

    • YYRNU

      He was on a “watch” list. Lookie, lookie, let’s watch him kill us. (sarc)

      • Roland Bradford

        Evidently, the police in Europe are happy to show they are needed….public be damned…!

  • shovel ready

    i am waiting for the press to say the could be prevented if Muslims had free driving lessons

    • grandmother5

      LOL!

  • Jorge Sedais

    According to BBC, the assailant is dead and “was known to French authorities”. Surprise, surprise. The car was packed with explosives and was meant to kill police. Yes, it was terrorism gone wrong.
    French police should park the explosive laden car outside the mosque that the assailant was affiliated with. Should make evening prayer more meaningful.

  • R A.

    They need to develop a new round that will decapitate the terrorist as soon as the bullet enters their cranium.

  • It took about 10 minutes for a description of the guy in London yesterday. What’s the delay here? Coulter’s Law?

  • DeplorableMe

    Isn’t the “suspect” dead?? Why no immediate use of the term ‘terrorism’… does this omission tell us he’s NOT white?

    “An armed man who deliberately rammed his car into a police van in Paris on Monday afternoon has been taken down by officers and is dead, French authorities said.”

    • tedlv

      They don’t want to risk giving terrorists a bad rap.

      • Smrtynrse

        Next thing will be terrorist asking for long term disability based on PTSD.

        • FreedomFighter

          The sad part is dumb asses like Merkel will want to give it to them.

    • The problem is that additional details, like “the smell of GOAT was pervasive on the scene”, might be considered too telling.

      • DeplorableMe

        lololololololol – *sicker*snort*