Man fires on police outside Paris, one seriously hurt: Police

Paris: A man wearing a bullet-proof vest fired on police officers with an automatic rifle today just outside Paris, seriously injuring one of them, a police source said.


Rescue service workers and firefighters evacuate an injured person on a stretcher near the site of a shooting on the morning of January 8, 2015 in Montrouge, south of Paris. According to police sources two municipal police officers are believed to have been injured after a man fired on the officers. Pic/AFP

A suspect has since been detained, another source close to the case said.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is rushing to the scene of the incident near Porte de Chatillon south of Paris, which happened just a day after two gunmen killed 12 people in an apparent Islamist attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

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