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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:36 PM

Paris gunman who killed police officer known to security forces, source says

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/04/20/europe/champs-elyses-in-paris-closed/index.html

Source says French investigators now believe this was in all likelihood a terrorist attack

Shooting shuts down the Champs-Elysees, an area normally teeming with tourists

(CNN) A man who shot a Parisian police officer to death on the Champs-Elysees Thursday night was known to French security services for radical Islamist activities, a source close to the investigation told CNN.

The suspect, who was shot dead by French police, was the subject of a "Fiche S" surveillance file and was on the radar of the French domestic security service DGSI, the source said.

The source said French investigators now believe this was in all likelihood a terrorist attack. They believe there was just one attacker, and the danger is likely over, the source said.

ISIS issued a statement saying an Islamic State "fighter" carried out the attack. The ISIS claim comes via a statement released by the group's media wing, Amaq. The statement said the attacker is a Belgian national and cited "security sources."

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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:50 PM

1. "...known to French security services for radical Islamist activities..." Security showed...

... WONDERFUL restraint in allowing the murderer full rein to exercise his impulses...

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