Hollande: the consequence considers the version about the terrorist attack in Paris
PARIS, April 21. /Offset. TASS Sergey Shcherbakov/. The consequence does not exclude that what happened on the Champs Elysees is classified as a terrorist attack. This was announced by French President Francois Hollande.
“Version, which treats the investigation associated with terrorism,” he said.
Shooting in the centre of Paris. Chronicle of events
The President confirmed that as a result, arranged in a Thursday evening shooting in the center of the capital was killed by a police officer, two of his companions was seriously injured, also injured a passer-by. The attacker himself was eliminated.
On Friday morning, Hollande will hold an emergency meeting of the defense Council with the participation of heads of major security agencies.
The French President has cancelled a working trip to Brittany, is scheduled for Friday. This was reported by the AFP news Agency with reference to sources in the entourage of the President.
Hollande, the final in may, his presidential powers, planned to visit Brittany in the West of the country. In the work schedule of the head of state included the visits to Belle-Ile-EN-Mer, Department of Morbihan and Guingamp in the côtes-d’armor. Both these trips are now canceled, reported to the President.
The incident occurred at a time when on a national TV channel France 2 was the last big pre-election broadcast with the participation of all 11 presidential candidates who will participate in the first round of the presidential elections. The first stage of voting is scheduled for 23 April, the second on 7 may.