French police employee kills four officers in Paris attack

A French police employee has killed four officers inside the French police headquarters in central Paris, a French police union official has said.

Union official Loic Travers confirmed that the attacker was a French police administrator and was shot dead at the scene, as reported by the Press Association.

Travers said that the attacker’s motives are unknown.

The French police headquarters are located in central Paris, on the île de la Cité, and is close to Notre Dame Cathedral. The area has been sealed off to the public, according to French media reports.

The attack reportedly took place shortly after 1 p.m. local time on Thursday afternoon. French President Emmanuel Macron French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Interior Minister Christophe Castaner have since arrived at the scene.

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