Police Gun Down Knife-Wielding Attacker Who Killed Four Officers

Police Gun Down Knife-Wielding Attacker Who Killed Four Officers

Audrey Conklin 

A police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding attacker who murdered four officers at the Paris police headquarters Thursday, according to a French union official.

The attacker worked at the police headquarters located near Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 20 years as an administrative employee, Alliance Police Nationale union official Loïc Travers said, The New York Times reported.

“The motive is not yet known,” Travers said, according to The NYT.

Travers said he cannot remember an attack on police officers of this magnitude, The Associated Press reported.

French President Emmanuel Macron visited the headquarters Thursday to show solidarity and support for the officers, AP reported.

The attack came one day after tens of thousands of police took to the streets in protest of poor working conditions, lack of public respect and several police suicides that happened this year, The NYT reported.

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