Car Containing Explosives Rams Police Van In Paris, Driver Dead

Incident on the #ChampsElysees. Heavy police presence and witnesses say they saw a car catch fire. One man on the ground pic.twitter.com/b5mQ9nYeQa
— Melissa Bell (@MelissaBellCNN) June 19, 2017

Update: FRENCH INTERIOR MINISTER GERARD COLLOMB SAYS CHAMPS-ELYSEE CAR CONTAINED EXPLOSIVES, DRIVER DEAD
Additionally, according to AFP, a Kalashnikov, handguns and gas bottles were found in the Champs-Elysees car.
More from AP:
France’s interior minister says that a driver who rammed a car carrying explosives into a police convoy on the Champs-Elysees avenue has died after the ‘attempted attack’ on security forces.
Gerard Collomb told reporters near the scene Monday that the man’s motives weren’t immediately clear.
Bomb squad officers are the scene on the city’s most famous avenue, which is popular with tourists. It was the second major incident on the avenue this year.
An attacker defending the Islamic State group shot and killed a police officer on the Champs-Elysees in April, days before a presidential election, prompting an extensive security operation.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 19, 2017.

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