Upon firing in the center of Paris opened the investigation in articles about terrorism
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PARIS, April 21. /Offset. TASS Ivan Batyrev/. French authorities opened court proceedings in a number of articles on terrorism in connection with the shooting on the Champs Elysees in Paris, in which a COP was killed and another two guards and one passerby were injured. This was stated by the Prosecutor of Paris Francois Molins, the TV channel BFM TV.
The investigation of the terrorist attack in Paris. Chronicle of events
“The case was immediately assigned to the prosecution office for cases related to terrorism. We have opened case under articles of murder and attempted murder of the persons vested with public authority, in connection with the terrorist community, as well as the creation of criminal conspiracy with terrorist objectives,” he said.
The Prosecutor also confirmed that the assailant, liquidated on the spot, were set by the investigators . “She was checked, but I’m not going to give details because of ongoing investigations and searches are carried out, in particular, to clarify, he had accomplices or not,” said Molins, adding that the new details about the investigation will be announced Friday afternoon.
Molins also said that during the shooting in Paris, injuring a foreign citizen.
“At 20:50 (21:50 GMT) man armed with an assault rifle, opened fire on police, who was marching near the store “marks & Spencer” (Marks and Spencer) on the Champs Elysees. This resulted in the death of one policeman and injured two others – one mild, the other more serious. Was also slightly wounded a foreign citizen who was nearby and probably was hurt by shrapnel”, – he informed, speaking on the air.
The Prosecutor did not specify the nationality of the victim.
Chronicle of the incident
Shooting incident in the centre of the French capital occurred at about 21:00 (22:00 GMT). During the shooting on the Champs Elysees with an unknown one police officer was killed, two were injured, one of them is now in critical condition.
French President Francois Hollande on the results of an urgent meeting at the Elysee Palace reported that the consequence considers the version of the attack. He also convened an emergency meeting of the Council of national security and defense, which will be held in the morning.
The incident happened 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 vote is scheduled for Sunday, April 23, the second round must go on 7 may.
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