Suspected attacker drives into police car on Champs-Elysees in Paris

Suspected attacker drives into police car on Champs-Elysees in Paris

Suspected attacker drives into police car on Champs-Elysees in Paris

A vehicle rammed into a mobile police unit Monday on the iconic Champs-Elysees in central Paris, police said on Twitter.

Authorities had said the driver was arrested after being injured in an apparent clash with police, and Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said he is "most probably" dead.

France's anti-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation into the incident.

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On Monday, police cordoned off a broad swath of the Champs-Elysees avenue that cuts through central Paris, warning people to avoid the area.

Police say the situation is now under control, and neither law enforcement officers nor civilians were injured.

Police forces secure the area on the Champs Elysées in Paris, Monday, June 19, 2017. The high-end neighborhood is popular with tourists.

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However it remains unclear if the crashing was intentional, and the police are probing to ascertain the cause. Police and judicial sources said they suspect the incident was a deliberate act.

At least one subway station in the area was closed.

France is under a state of emergency after being hit by a wave of deadly terror attacks in recent years.

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