PARIS—Paris police on Monday said they were dealing with an incident on the Champs Elysees in the city center as a Reuters witness saw officers cordon off an area near the avenue and close to the presidential Elysee palace.
The announcement on a police Twitter account advised the public to avoid the area, and came after people took to social media to report that a car had caught fire in the area.
Reporting by Michel Rose and Marine Pennetier; Editing by Leigh Thomas
BREAKING: Paris officials: Suspected attacker 'downed' after driving into police car on Champs-Elysees.
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