BREAKING: Knife attacker at Police Headquarters, Paris

The attacker, who was an administrative officer employed by police, was shot dead. There is not yet any indication of motive.

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One police officer confirmed dead, toll expected to rise

An officer was killed in the knife attack inside the police headquarters in Paris, according to a police source, who warned that “the toll will rise.”

The attacker was an administrative officer employed by the police, according to the same source. The assailant’s motive is not yet known.

France’s interior minister Christophe Castaner is heading to the scene.

Île de la Cité on lockdown after attack

Île de la Cité, an island in the Seine in the center of Paris, is on lockdown after the attack on officers at a police headquarters there.

Paris' Knife Attacker
Police block the street after three persons have been hurt in a knife attack at Paris prefecture de police (police headquarters) on October 3, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

All roads to Île de la Cité have been cordoned off by police. Firemen and ambulances are on the scene.

Paris officials respond to knife attack

Nearby roads were blocked as emergency officials responded to the police headquarters in Paris, where an individual launched a knife attack on officers on Thursday.

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