Armed terrorist driving car loaded with guns and bombs rams police van in Paris

Armed terrorist driving car loaded with guns and bombs rams police van in Paris
The attacker lay dead at the scene.

Sadly It’s hardly news any more to report an act of Islamic terrorism in France’s capital.

The latest attempt to bring death and description came just before noon today when a car laden with guns and a gas bomb crashed broadside into a police van on Paris’s Champs-Élysées.

According to The Sun, the “radicalized” attacker, who was known to police, died essentially by his own hand — perhaps intentionally:

Witnesses said the suspect’s car “exploded” on impact with the van and that the driver, who has not been named, was “armed.”

An investigating source said: “There was a sudden impact, and then a fireball.

“A gas bomb was in the car.

“The man was very badly injured, and then pulled out of his damaged vehicle.

“He did not cause any injuries, but the collision was a deliberate act.”

Police who searched the car found a Kalashnikov assault rife in the boot, along with knives and rounds of ammunition.

A gas canister has also been pictured at the scene of the crash in one of the French capital busiest areas.

Fortunately no one other than the attacker was injured. French counter-terrorism authorities are now investigating.

The article further notes that the man, who was 31, was known to police.

This is a developing story. Updates will be added as new information becomes available.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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