İrem UZUN -TDO- A knife-wielding employee has killed three officers and one administrative worker at police headquarters in the center of the French capital, Paris. The attacker, who has not been named, was shot dead by police. According to the interior minister, he was a 45-year-old IT specialist who had worked for the Paris police force for 16 years.
At about 13:00 local time, the attacker is said to have gone into the building and straight to his office where he began attacking colleagues with a knife. He stabbed three people inside two offices and two women on a stairway, before he was shot dead by an officer inside the building's courtyard, according to French media.
President Emmanuel Macron stopped by police headquarters to show solidarity with officers and department employees, his office said. The neighborhood where the police compound is located, a busy tourist destination, was locked down, the Cite metro stop was closed and the bridge between Notre Dame and the headquarters building was blocked off.