A man armed with a knife was been shot dead by security forces Thursday after attempting to enter a police station in northern Paris, police sources said.The shooting took place outside a police station in the Goutte-d'Or area of the French capital’s 18th arrondissement, the sources told Reuters.
A witness told AFP he had heard "two or three shots" fired by police.
Paris police confirmed shots had been fired without providing more detail.
Pictures posted on Twitter showed a man, the alleged assailant, lying on the pavement after being shot with what appeared to be a police bomb disposal robot inspecting the body.
The incident took place as France marked the one-year anniversary of last January’s terror attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.