What impact could Thursday’s attack in Paris have in France coming so close to the presidential election? Are authorities doing enough to prevent this kind of incident given the suspect was reportedly known to police?
The man France alerted Belgian security services to as a possible suspect in the deadly Paris shooting has turned himself in to Belgian police in the city of Antwerp, France’s Interior Ministry spokesman said.
Hours since an assailant with a Kalashnikov killed a Paris police officer and injured three other people, French police have yet to name the suspect, despite saying he had been known to them. However, media outlets claim to have determined his identity.
Videos depicting the immediate aftermath of the suspected terrorist attack in central Paris have appeared on social media, showing frightened eyewitnesses taking cover and running for their lives in the first moments following the shooting.
Following a shooting on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, one police officer has been left dead and another two seriously injured. A foreign female passerby received a light injury. The suspected attacker was killed, according to police.
One police officer has been killed and two were seriously injured in a shooting incident in central Paris, the French Interior Ministry has said. President Francois Hollande said the shooting was of “terrorist nature” as Islamic State claimed responsibility.