Paris police station shooting: Live updates as knifeman 'with explosive belt' shot dead trying to enter building

Live: From Paris as man shot dead at police station

Man launched attack as Hollande was finishing police speech

The man launched the attack just as French President Francois Hollande was finishing a speech to police on the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo shooting.

The attack on the magazine last year left two police officers dead.

Following today’s shooting, armed police could be seen stopping pedestrians in the local area.

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A French police officer stands guard near the scene

Pictures show huge emergency service response at scene

Here are more pictures from the scene, showing just how tense the situation is at the moment.

This picture below shows police checking a pedestrian close to the area where the shooting happened.

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French police check a pedestrian as they secure the area after a man was shot dead at a police station

This image shows the huge emergency service response which took place immediately after the incident.

The identity of the dead man is still not known.

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Rescue workers are seen at the Boulevard de Barbes

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Latest attack within half an hour of the moment Charlie Hebdo shooting took place last year

The latest incident appears to have happened at midday, which is within half an hour of the Charlie Hebdo attack on January 7 last year.

Brothers Saïd and Chérif Kouachi killed 11 people during the shocking attack on the satirical magazine.

The men were affiliated with a branch of al-Aqaeda.

Cherif and Said Kouachi were shot in an office siege

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Pictures from the scene

We are starting to get pictures from the scene.

French police are seen near the station in the Rue de la Goutte d’Or near Barbes-Rochechouart metro station in the north of Paris.

There are currently no reports of anyone else injured.

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Man reportedly shouted 'Allahu Akbar'

The man who tried to enter the Paris police station reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, according to a police source.

The Arabic phrase means ‘God is the greatest’.

He was shot dead by police officers during the incident this morning.

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School near scene of shooting

A robot often used by bomb disposal teams can be seen inspecting the body.

Writing on Twitter, Anna Poloyni,who lives close to the scene, said: “The police told neighbours to close their windows and said it was dangerous to stay on the balcony.”

Oliver Fecherolle added: “I can conform that after the shooting the school was shut down, staff and children are shut in but safe”

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

 Sam Rkaina

Man shot dead outside Paris police station

A man has been shot dead outside a police station in northern Paris.

Witnesses say a man with a knife had attempted to enter the police station in Rue de la Goutte d’Or in the 18th arrondissement.

However, he was shot dead by police officers.

French media are also reporting that he was wearing an explosives belt.

Residents near the scene were reportedly told to shut their windows and stay away from their balconies.

It comes on the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine.

Pictures from the scene show a body lying on the floor.

More on this breaking story as we get it.


Source http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/paris-police-station-shooting-live-7133144

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