There is currently an aggressive police action taking place in the Champs-Elysees area in Paris.
#BREAKING Car crashes into police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees, no casualties: official
— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 19, 2017
The entire area has been cordoned off by police.
— Kanpur Presidentcity (@AshishCawnpore) June 19, 2017
— Jonathan Moadab (@Jonathan_RTfr) June 19, 2017
Public told to avoid Champs-Elysees area of Paris as car crashes into police van pic.twitter.com/C5EM8x8px7
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 19, 2017
There is no word yet on if this is terrorist related. The driver of the van is in police custody.
This attack comes just one day after a terrorist attack in Britain where a man purposefully drove into a a crowd of Muslims outside a mosque. It also comes nearly a year after a man driving a truck plowed into pedestrians in the French city of Nice.
This is a breaking story. Refresh for updates.
UPDATE – Deadly weapons found in attacker’s car:
BREAKING:Kalashnikov, handguns, gas bottles found in Champs-Elysees car: police sources – AFP
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 19, 2017
More footage has been released of the attack:
— ABC News (@ABC) June 19, 2017