The Person Who Attacked A Paris Police Van With Explosives Has Died

The driver was killed, but no one else was hurt in the attack.
Posted at 12:24 PM, Jun 20, 2017

An armed driver who plowed into a police van in Paris on Monday afternoon is dead, authorities say.

Photos from the scene posted by the Interior Minister show emergency crews along the Champs-Elysees. A driver reportedly intentionally drove a car full of explosives and weapons into a police squadron in the area. The car burst into flames on impact.

Police broke into the car and pulled the driver out. Authorities say the driver is now dead. French police say no officers or bystanders were hurt in the attack.

France has been under a state of emergency since the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb says the attack shows the country still faces a significant threat. He wants France's government to extend the state of emergency a few more months to Nov. 1.

There have been four other attacks on security officers in Paris since February.