Paris Attack Driver Dead, Arms Recovered from Vehicle

In this photo provided by Noemie Pfister, a French gendarme kneels near the dead body of a man who rammed into a police convoy and detonated an explosive device on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Monday, June 19, 2017. Two French police officials say the man who rammed into a police convoy on Paris' Champs-Elysees was a 31-year-old man from a Paris suburb who had been flagged for extremism. (Noemie Pfister via AP)

In this photo provided by Noemie Pfister, a French gendarme kneels near the dead body of a man who rammed into a police convoy and detonated an explosive device on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Monday, June 19, 2017. Two French police officials say the man who rammed into a police convoy on Paris’ Champs-Elysees was a 31-year-old man from a Paris suburb who had been flagged for extremism. (Noemie Pfister via AP)

AP PARIS: France’s interior minister has said that a driver who rammed a car carrying explosives into a police convoy on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris has died after the ‘attempted attack’ on security forces.

Agencies report that firearms like Kalashnikov, handguns, and gas bottles were found in the car.

Interior minister Gerard Collomb told reporters near the scene Monday that the man’s motives weren’t immediately clear. But French police said, the 31-year-old man from Paris suburb had been flagged for extremism.

 

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