As it happened: Employee goes on deadly knife rampage at Paris police headquarters
A 45-year-old IT worker went on a rampage at Paris police headquarters on Thursday, killing four people including three police officers with a ceramic knife before being shot and killed. Read our live blog to see how the day's events unfolded.
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- Four people, including three police officers and an administrative worker, were killed in the knife attack at Paris police headquarters, which lies across the square from Notre-Dame Cathedral.
- A police union official said an officer shot the attacker “in a situation that appears to be self-defense”.
- The attacker was described as a model employee. He has not been named and investigators are still looking into a possible motive for the crime.
- The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into manslaughter and willful homicide.
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