At least one police officer, female, is dead and the attacker – who is believed that was an administrative officer employed by police- was shot dead. Two officers were seriously injured in the attack. A source said: “He was involved in an argument with someone and then erupted in anger, targeting other police colleagues before being neutralized. The ceramic knife which could not be picked up by metal detectors is used by the building’s security. Île de la Cité is on lockdown. Nearby roads were blocked. A nearby Paris metro station has been shut down for security reasons.
There is not yet any indication of a motive. As we speak, one colleague is dead following a knife attack. Another colleague is in a state of shock (…) and the person behind the attack has been shot by another colleague,” Loic Travers, local head of the Alliance police union, said. The police headquarters are located near to Notre-Dame cathedral. French interior minister Christophe Castaner is heading to the scene.
UPDATE: Four people were killed.