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Paris: 'Military' units secure scene of police station shooting

Army units have reportedly been sent to secure the scene of a fatal shooting in northern Paris.

Images posted to social media show the men sealing off the streets surrounding the police station where the incident took place.

AFP reporter Marie Giffard has tweeted this image:

Police 'use dogs to search area' near fatal shooting

Police are reportedly using dogs to search the scene of a fatal shooting in northern Paris for explosives.

A journalist from French newspaper Liberation posted this image to Twitter, that appears to show a police dog handler and his animal nearby.


Paris shooting: Suicide vest 'was fake', police sources say

Police secure the street near to the station. Credit: Reuters

The man shot dead outside a Paris police station earlier today was wearing a "fake" suicide explosive vest, a police union source has told Reuters.

"The man did have a belt, but it was a fake. The bomb-disposal unit confirmed it was a fake," the police union source said.

Reports of the attack came just after President Francois Hollande concluded a sombre speech at police headquarters to mark the anniversary of the killings at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's offices on 7 January 2015.

Paris metro suspended near police station shooting

Paris metro trains have been suspended on lines near to a fatal shooting of a man outside a police station in the city.

A man carrying a knife and shouting 'Allah Akbar' was shot dead outside the station in the 18th arrondissement, prompting the shutdown.

Man who attempted attack on police shouted 'Allah Akbar'

A knife-wielding man who attempted to attack a Paris police station may have been wearing a suicide belt and shouting "Allah Akbar", a French interior spokesperson has said.

The man was shot dead by police as he tried to enter the station.

Images on social media, apparently of the scene, show a bomb-disposal robot examining a prone body outside the police station.

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'Man shot dead' outside police station in northern Paris

A man has reportedly been shot outside a police station in northern Paris, according to the AFP news agency.

French broadcaster iTele also reports that the man attempted to enter the station on the 18th arrondissement with a knife and was shot dead by officers.

The shooting comes on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in the French capital.

Tenth person arrested in Belgium over Paris attacks

Brussels police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the Paris attacks in November, federal prosecutors said.

The man, named as Ayoub B, was arrested during a search of a house in Brussels on Wednesday.

He has been charged with terrorist murder and participation in a terrorist organisation, the prosecutors added.

The suspect is the tenth to have been arrested in Belgium since the attacks on November 13, which killed 130 people in the French capital.

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