Officer killed, another wounded in Paris attack; shooter 'neutralized

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    Officer killed, another wounded in Paris attack; shooter 'neutralized'
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    Updated: 4:14 PM EDT Apr 20, 2017
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    Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told The Associated Press that the attacker targeted police guarding the area near the Franklin Roosevelt subway station Thursday night at the center of the avenue popular with tourists.

    Translated the tweet from Parisian police says "Police intervention underway in the area of the #ChampsElysees avoid the sector and follow the instructions of the police forces."

    The attack came three days before the first round of balloting in France's tense presidential election. Security is high preceding the vote after police said they arrested two men Tuesday in what they described as a thwarted terror attack.

    The incident recalled two recent attacks on soldiers providing security at prominent locations around Paris, one at the Louvre museum in February and one at Orly airport last month.

    A witness identified only as Ines told French television station BFM that she heard a shooting and saw a man's body on the ground before police quickly evacuated the area where she works in a shop.

    A French television station hosting a televised event with the 11 candidates running for president briefly interrupted its broadcast to report the shootings.

    None of the candidates immediately commented.

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  2. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    First off, I have had a growing respect for FRANCE in recent years. With all they have endured and with all they have fought back, they deserve respect. Now, having read that the attack was at the FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT station on the subway?!?!?!

    GO FRANCE! MAKE ME EAT MY WORDS!!!!! The French cops have shown they are willing to stand up to the scum as well as anyone. I pray for them, their families and France as a whole. They are proving they won't take shit and it's killing them.
     
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