Vehicle Crashes into Police Car on Champs-Elysees in Deliberate Attack
The driver died in the incident but no one else was hurt.
A car deliberately hit a police van before bursting into flames on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in central Paris on Monday, June 19, police officials say. No law enforcement officers or civilian bystanders were hurt.
The driver died in the incident. Police found a rifle, handguns and gas bottles in the car.
"Security forces have been targeted in France once again," Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said, calling it an "attempted attack".
France is under a state of emergency after being hit by a wave of deadly terrorist attacks in recent years.
A policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in an attack on the Champs-Élysées in April, just days before the first round of the presidential election.
Monday's incident occurred a day after the end of France's parliamentary elections, which saw President Emmanuel Macron's party win a majority.