A police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding attacker who murdered four officers at the Paris Police Headquarters on Thursday, according to the New York Times.
The attacker worked at the police headquarters located near Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 20 years as an administrative assistant, Alliance Police Nationale union official Loïc Travers told The NYT.
“The motive is not yet known,” Travers said, according to NYT.
A French police union official says four police officers have died in a knife attack carried out by an administrator at the Paris police headquarters. The attacker was shot to death. https://t.co/1nkPLt4VMW
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Travers told the Associated Press that he cannot remember an attack on police officers of this magnitude.
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 Times reported.
Thousands of police officers marched through the streets of Paris on Wednesday to protest low wages, long hours and increasing suicides in their ranks. (AP) pic.twitter.com/iZNulBZcEU
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