France: Policewoman fatally stabbed; attacker shot dead

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France: Policewoman fatally stabbed; attacker shot dead

Paris, April 23

A French police officer was stabbed to dying inside her police station on Friday close to the famed historic Rambouillet chateau, and her attacker was shot and killed by officers on the scene, authorities mentioned.

The identification and the motive of the assailant weren’t instantly clear, a nationwide police spokesperson informed The Associated Press. The police officer was a 49-year-old administrative worker within the station, the spokesperson mentioned.

Investigators have been trying into whether or not there might need been a hyperlink to terrorism, however the anti-terrorism prosecutor’s workplace mentioned it’s not at the moment concerned within the investigation.

“We are in a state of astoundment,” Karl Olive, vp of the regional council, mentioned on BFM tv.

The assault passed off southwest of Paris simply contained in the police station in a quiet residential space of the city of Rambouillet, about 750 metres (yards) from a former royal property that’s typically used for worldwide peace negotiations. Police cordons ringed the realm after the stabbing.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin and different high officers visited the scene of the assault to indicate their help for police.

France has seen lethal assaults towards police up to now, together with some by Islamic extremists. AP   

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