There has been an incident on Paris’ Champs Elysees, which has been cordoned off, with heavy police presence when car exploded after ramming a police van. According to AFP, the French police say the car ramed a police van before bursting into flames. The suspected driver was ‘downed’ after driving into police car on Champs-Elysees and has been arrested. According to AFP, the car driver was armed.
The AP adds that two French police officials said that a suspected attacker drove into a police vehicle on the Champs-Elysees shopping district in Paris, and is now lying on the ground immobilized. The suspect was wearing a white shirt and dark shorts.
The French national gendarmerie service says the driver of a car that rammed a law enforcement vehicle has been arrested and no one was hurt in the incident.
* * *
— Melissa Bell (@MelissaBellCNN) June 19, 2017
#BREAKING Car crashes into police van on Paris’s Champs-Elysees, no casualties: official
— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 19, 2017
The police has confirmed an ongoing intervention on the famous Paris street and has asked people to avoid the area.
???? #ChampsElysées Intervention en cours des services de police. Évitez le secteur
— Préfecture de police (@prefpolice) June 19, 2017
Some speculate the car may have exploded after hitting the van.
— Raveen Aujmaya (@raveenaujmaya) June 19, 2017
According to the police, the ramming driver caused no serious injuries.