08:25 GMT09 July 2020
Listen Live
    Europe
    Get short URL
    0 31
    Subscribe

    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.

    Related:

    US State Dept. Urges Americans to Avoid Champs Elysees Area After Shooting
    Shots Fired at Second Location Near Champs Elysees — Reports
    Tags:
    police operation, Paris, France
    Community standardsDiscussion