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French Police Vehicle Hit by Car in Paris, Driver Arrested (VIDEO)

© AFP 2022 / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULTFrench police officers secure a Christmas market on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on December 20, 2016 as part of security measures in the aftermath of an attack in Berlin
French police officers secure a Christmas market on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on December 20, 2016 as part of security measures in the aftermath of an attack in Berlin - Sputnik International
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A police operation is underway in Paris’ Champs Elysees, the Paris Police Prefecture said Monday, urging public to avoid the area.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A threater in the area has been cordonned off; people have been evacuated, Reuters reported.

"Champs Elysees — operation of police services is underway/ avoid the area," police said in a statement.

France’s Gendarmerie confirmed on Monday its vehicle was rammed by a car in Paris’ Champs Elysees, the perpetrator of the incident was arrested. Earlier in the day, the BFMTV channel reported that a car rammed a police van.

"Champs Elysees … 1 Gendarmerie Mobile 32/7 vehicle hit by 1 car. Nobody injured, driver arrested," the Gendarmerie said on Twitter.

The Champs-Elysees Paris underground station was shut on Monday at request of local police, public transport operator RATP said.

"As a security measure and at the request of the police, the Champs-Elysees station is closed to public," RATP said on its website.

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