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

    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.


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