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4 Officers Stabbed to Death in Paris

Attack blamed on police employee at headquarters
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 3, 2019 8:40 AM CDT
4 Officers Stabbed to Death in Paris
People stand behind a police tape as they are evacuated nearby the police headquarters after an incident in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.   (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

(Newser) – A French police union official says four police officers have died in a knife attack carried out by an administrator at the Paris police headquarters, per the AP. The attacker was shot to death. Union official Loic Travers says the attack on Thursday appears to have begun in an office and continued elsewhere inside the large compound across the street from Notre Dame Cathedral. Travers says the motive is unknown, but the employee allegedly responsible for the violence apparently never posed any problems before. The BBC notes that the attack comes one day after police in France staged a strike to protest violence against officers. (Read more France stories.)

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