June 19, 2017
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.