(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

PARIS (REUTERS) – One policeman was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in central Paris on Thursday night (April 20), a police source said.

The person who fired on police on the Champs-Elysees, one of the world’s most prestigious boulevards, has been killed, the source said.

Police authorities called on the public to avoid the area.

#France🇫🇷BREAKING| French #police source: one officer has been killed and another has been wounded in a shooting in #Paris#ChampsÉlysées pic.twitter.com/vowGSHrZ5J

— dotemirates (@dotemirateseng) April 20, 2017

Paris, what’s going on the Champs-elysses?? #paris pic.twitter.com/xTIgA5cW1P

— Allie Fowler (@historynerd94) April 20, 2017

Still on Champs-Elysess. It’s getting pretty scary #paris pic.twitter.com/GbPeZuaryV

— Allie Fowler (@historynerd94) April 20, 2017

#France🇫🇷BREAKING| The #ChampsElysées in #Paris has been closed.. Authorities are telling people to avoid the area pic.twitter.com/NPNLOqStJp

— dotemirates (@dotemirateseng) April 20, 2017

A Reuters reporter saw a helicopter flying low over central Paris, apparently part of a follow-up police operation.

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